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Duma accuses foreign agents of meddling in Russia’s affairs ahead of election

Published time: 10 Jan, 2018 16:03 Edited time: 10 Jan, 2018 16:07 Media outlets financed from abroad, continue their attempts to promote their own agenda in Russia ahead of the presidential election there in March, Peter Tolstoy, the State Duma deputy speaker, said. “You are all aware of the ongoing attempts, especially in the run-up to March 2018, to impose ...

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New US customs guidelines limit agents from accessing remote data on electronic devices

In response to a nearly 60 percent spike in searches of electronic devices, customs agents are now prohibited from accessing information that is not stored on the device itself, such as cloud data. US Customs and Border Patrol (CBP) issued a new policy directive on Friday that creates a distinction between “basic” and “advanced” searches of electronic devices. A basic ...

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Russia probe FBI agents’ texts imply scheme to thwart Trump 2016 victory

Text message exchanges between a former FBI agent and lawyer from 2016 suggest an insider scheme against then-candidate Donald Trump ahead of the alleged Trump-Russia collusion probe, which they both worked on. “I want to believe the path you threw out for consideration in Andy’s office”— apparently a reference to Deputy FBI Director Andrew McCabe — “that there’s no way ...

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‘Utter idiot’: FBI agents’ anti-Trump text messages released to Congress

Two FBI agents working the Trump-Russia collusion probe exchanged dozens of venomous text messages on politics, including calling then-candidate Donald Trump “a loathsome human,” according to a new DOJ release to Congressional judicial committees. FBI agent Peter Strzok was removed from the bureau’s investigation into alleged collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia in late July 2016, after Special Counsel ...

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New York lawyers & activists seek to ban immigration agents from courts

Published time: 7 Dec, 2017 22:15 Hundreds of lawyers and supporters rallied in Brooklyn, New York calling on immigration agents to be prohibited from entering state courthouses. The demand comes after ICE arrested a defendant waiting for his hearing at the Brooklyn court house. “The people we represent are snatched while attempting to access due process that our criminal system ...

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Russia lists 9 media outlets as foreign agents, including Voice of America, Radio Liberty

Published time: 5 Dec, 2017 06:33 Edited time: 5 Dec, 2017 06:58 Nine media outlets have been registered as foreign agents by Russia’s Justice Ministry, in accordance with a recently passed law. The law comes in response to the US Congress’s moves towards RT America. On Tuesday, Voice of America and Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty, including its regional ...

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Putin orders Justice Ministry to maintain register of foreign agents in mass media

Published time: 4 Dec, 2017 13:23 Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed an order making the Justice Ministry responsible for formulating and maintaining a record of mass media outlets that, according to recently passed law, need to register as foreign agents. The order was posted on the government website for legal documents on Monday. Read more Also on Monday, the ...

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Lawyers walk out of New York court after ICE agents arrest client

Published time: 29 Nov, 2017 00:05 Dozens of defense attorneys staged an impromptu protest outside a Brooklyn, New York courthouse after a Legal Aid Society client was arrested by federal authorities on immigration charges.   Chanting “Stay out, ICE!” and “Shame on you!” attorneys with the Legal Aid Society and Brooklyn Defender Services protested outside the Brooklyn Criminal Court on ...

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Russia's upper house approves draft ‘foreign agents’ media law

Published time: 22 Nov, 2017 08:09 Edited time: 22 Nov, 2017 08:52 The upper house of the Russian parliament has overwhelmingly supported a landmark bill requiring foreign media outlets such as Voice of America, Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty to register as foreign agents. Read more The Federation Council supported the legislation during a vote on Wednesday. Under the law, any ...

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