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Justice Department IG finishes report on Clinton email case, Comey & Co. brace for impact

The Justice Department Inspector General has finished its report into law enforcement’s handling of the Hillary Clinton email case. Officials named in the report will now review it, and many have a lot at stake. Over a year in the making, Inspector General (IG) Michael Horowitz finished the report Wednesday and a draft has been made available to the agencies ...

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UK watchdog orders Cambridge Analytica to give up data in US voter test case

Another big development in the personal data misuse saga attached to the controversial Trump campaign-linked UK-based political consultancy, Cambridge Analytica — which could lead to fresh light being shed on how the company and its multiple affiliates acquired and processed US citizens’ personal data to build profiles on millions of voters for political targeting purposes. The UK’s data watchdog, the ICO, ...

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Sex with 10yo not rape, Finnish court rules in migrant’s case

In a case that has triggered public outrage, a top Finnish court has upheld a ruling that sex between an asylum seeker and a 10-year-old girl didn’t constitute rape. Critics are calling for harsher sentences for child abuse. Finland’s Supreme Court rejected a request from the prosecution to appeal a three-year jail term for a 23-year-old man on Thursday. Finnish media ...

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Czech President's 'Novichok bombshell' undermines London's credibility in Skripal case

The UK’s intelligence services seem to have lost all remaining credibility, after the Czech President’s admission that his country had previously produced a nerve agent similar to the one Britain claims was used against Skripals. “I think there are problems in and around the English spy agencies, who seem to be quite ready to manufacture evidence, in the case of ...

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‘Too young to testify’: Rape case of 2yo alleged victim is shelved

A child rape case in South Africa was dropped after a court ruled that the alleged victim, 2, was too young to testify, her mother said. The case was reportedly reopened Friday after the girl’s parents complained to police. “The perpetrator [creche employee] was arrested. We have a case number, and my daughter’s forensic examination confirmed that she was raped,” ...

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'Not our way:’ Moscow won't break into US diplomatic compounds in case of closure

Russia does not plan to answer in kind to Washington forcing its way into Russia’s locked consulate in Seattle, which Moscow sees as a violation of international law, Russia’s Foreign Ministry spokesperson said. Last week, US officials called a locksmith to break into the sealed Russian consulate in Seattle, which was vacated by Russian diplomats after Washington ordered it closed, ...

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Microsoft attempts to spin its role in counterfeiting case

Earlier this week Eric Lundgren was sentenced to 15 months in prison for selling what Microsoft claimed was “counterfeit software,” but which was in fact only recovery CDs loaded with data anyone can download for free. The company has now put up a blog post setting “the facts” straight, though it’s something of a limited set of those facts. “We ...

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Rounding on Russia: G7 foreign ministers support UK's presumption of Russian guilt in Skripal case

G7 foreign ministers have sided with the UK in assigning blame for the Salisbury poisoning of Sergei and Yulia Skripal to Russia. The ministers “share and agree” on the assessment that Moscow was “highly likely” behind the attack. “We share, and agree with, the UK’s assessment that it is highly likely that the Russian Federation was responsible for the attack, ...

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Former FBI #2 McCabe’s case referred to US attorney for possible criminal prosecution – reports

The Justice Department’s inspector general has sent a criminal referral to the US attorney’s office in Washington, regarding former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe, according to reports. The IG found that McCabe “lacked candor” when discussing his leaking of confidential information to The Wall Street Journal. In FBI language, “lacking candor” translates as “[making] false statements, misrepresentations, the failure to ...

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London systematically destroying evidence in Skripal case – Russia’s UN envoy

The UK continues to conceal and destroy evidence relating to the Salisbury incident and have crossed all boundaries in their rhetoric by alleging President Putin’s personal involvement, Russia’s UN envoy Vassily Nebenzia has said. “The British authorities are engaged in the systematic destruction of evidence,” Nebenzia told the United Nations Security Council, which held a session, called by UK on ...

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