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According to Human Rights Watch, the US government has “made overly broad use of material support charges, punishing behavior that did not demonstrate an intent to support terrorism.” Theobstruction of justicestatute also lends itself to prosecutorial abuse. FBI interviews are almost never electronically recorded, and the handwritten reports of what was said in the interviews are notoriously unreliable . Despite the imperfect nature of these reports, interviewees who contest what was said in one, or later claim to have said something different, open themselves to being indicted for “making false statements.” FBI Director James Comey. Photo credit: FBI Although Salman’s indictment lacks much in the way of specifics, prosecutors are likely basing the “material supportcharge on her husband's “pledge [of] allegiance” to ISIL, which he allegedly made to a 911 dispatcher and a police negotiator while he was holed up in Pulse Nightclub after the shooting began.
Times of Israel
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Variety
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Some folks look out on the world, and all they see are the differences between people, the things that set us apart. “Mudbound” is a hymn to what we all share — the human struggle, the mutual desire to succeed and create a better world for our children — and it is a damning indictment of... Read more »
The Sun Daily
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The Huffington Post
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11. Embrace people who advocate in a different way than you do - they may protest and you many write but together you can move mountains. 12. Defend journalism. It is unfortunate that people with low values are publishing "fake news" to mislead the public, but that is not an indictment of the professional news organizations we rely on to keep us informed so we can decide on major issues for ourselves. 13. Subscribe to a newspaper! Diversify your news sources like you would your stock portfolio. 14. Write letters to the editor or op-ed pieces voicing your opinion on the issues that are important to you. In this time of uncertainty, be assured that resistance isn't futile. Taking some of these actions that fit with your personality and passion will be effective. You will have an impact and, together, we will protect when we believe in. -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms.
The Huffington Post
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The civil suit brought yesterday on behalf of victims of atrocity crimes for which the NIF/NCP regime in Khartoum is responsible marks a moment of extraordinary revelation. French banking giant BNP Paribas is shown to be deeply complicit in these crimes, and we have a much clearer sense of why U.S. financial sanctions have proved ineffective in curtailing the atrocities of the regime. By virtue of criminal violations of U.S. financial law, to which BNP Paribas ("BNPP") pled guilty in mid-2015, many tens of billions of dollars of were effectively "laundered" and made available to Khartoum, which thus encountered none of the restrictions on the sale of petroleum that would otherwise have been prohibitive. The Complaint, filed by the law firm of McKool Smith, P.C.(Los Angeles), is a devastating indictment that goes far beyond the Statement of Facts to which BNPP agreed in its settlement with the U.
The Huffington Post
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The civil suit brought yesterday on behalf of victims of atrocity crimes for which the NIF/NCP regime in Khartoum is responsible marks a moment of extraordinary revelation. French banking giant BNP Paribas is shown to be deeply complicit in these crimes, and we have a much clearer sense of why U.S. financial sanctions have proved ineffective in curtailing the atrocities of the regime. By virtue of criminal violations of U.S. financial law, to which BNP Paribas ("BNPP") pled guilty in mid-2015, many tens of billions of dollars of were effectively "laundered" and made available to Khartoum, which thus encountered none of the restrictions on the sale of petroleum that would otherwise have been prohibitive. The Complaint, filed by the law firm of McKool Smith, P.C.(Los Angeles), is a devastating indictment that goes far beyond the Statement of Facts to which BNPP agreed in its settlement with the U.
Politico
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O’Keefe announced that the next target of his undercover videos would be the mainstream media. “We are inside their newsrooms,” he said. Pharmaceutical executive Martin Shkreli, currently under indictment for securities fraud, camped out by a buffet table and responded to a question about how he felt about the inauguration by ordering me to “leave the premises,” to no avail. Then he picked up some cheese and told a New York Magazine photographer, “I dont find you lovely at all.” Dirty trickster Roger Stone was slated to attend, though as news broke in the New York Times that a joint federal investigation into his possible ties to Russian interests included reviews of intercepted communications and financial records, he was nowhere to be found, apparently due to a dispute over ticketing his entourage. A table stacked high with copies of Stone’s latest book stood outside the main ballroom, where an aide hawked them to partygoers.
Newsy
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Haaretz
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With the advent of a new U.S. administration, PM Netanyahu will have a singular opportunity to show the people of Zion – and the attorney general – that he is irreplaceable – even as his indictment, and an election, may loom.
Informed Comment
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I believe these groups have to return to something central to their 19th-century founding principles that has been overlooked. A global problem does not need the response of national movements but rather a fully coordinated international movement. The challenge for the left is to bring this about. Left in the cold The story of our times is the journey of socialism during the 20th century. It transformed from an explicitly international movement dedicated to radical alternatives to the status quo into political parties confined within national boundaries. These focused on raising and managing resources for public services and welfare within a global capitalist order forged on globalisation and technological change. The abject failure of a planned Europe-wide general strike on the eve of World War I was an early portent. By the 2008 financial crisis, the absence of any serious discussion, let alone an attempt, to mobilise a cross-national movement to combat austerity even within the eurozone was a severe indictment of European social democracy.
Global News
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Trump gave nods to unity and began with kind words for Barack and Michelle Obama, but pivoted immediately to a searing indictment of the status quo and the Obama years.
Voice Of America
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Politico
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Vice President Joe Biden and his wife Dr. Jill Biden arrived, and they stayed talking for a few minutes until Trump and Vice President Mike Pence arrived with their wives, each of them heading out in order to greet their successors. Before they left for the inaugural ceremony, the Obamas and Bidens slipped upstairs one last time to the residence on the second floor for a few minutes, just the four of them. Back downstairs, they said their goodbyes to the house staff, and stepped into their limousines for the final ride as president. Obama listened as Trump gave an inaugural address that was in large part an indictment of his presidency, eyes closed at one point, but staring intently forward for most of it. He walked with Trump out of the Capitol and down to the helicopter waiting to take him to Andrews, shook his hand. As Obama turned to First Lady Melania Trump, the new president gave Michelle Obama—whose facial expressions through the day, from when she received the Trumpsgift in a Tiffany blue box to her reactions at the ceremony, quickly launched a thousand internet memes—a kiss on both cheeks, pulling her in twice for last things to say.
Daily Mail - USA
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Drug kingpin Joaquin El Chapo Guzman appeared in a U.S. court on Friday after his surprise extradition from Mexico and pleaded not guilty to charges that he ran the worlds largest drug-trafficking organization during a decades-long criminal career. El Chapo (Spanish for Shorty), who twice made dramatic escapes from Mexican prisons and was one of the worlds most wanted drug lords, was accompanied by two lawyers during the appearance in federal court in Brooklyn. The indictment in Brooklyn against him, with 17 criminal counts, carries a mandatory minimum sentence of life in prison, Robert Capers, the U.S. attorney for the Eastern District of New York, said at a news conference earlier in the day. U.S. prosecutors have more than 40 witnesses ready to testify against Guzman, Capers told reporters, adding that the eventual trial will lik el y last many weeks.
TIME - Top Stories
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TIME - Top Stories
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It was illegal. They didn't even notify us, lawyer Andres Granados said. They handled it politically to obscure the situation of the gas price hike. It's totally political. Besides New York, Guzman faces charges in five other U.S. jurisdictions, including San Diego, Chicago and Miami. He could face the possibility of life in a U.S. prison if convicted. An indictment in New York accuses him of running a massive drug operation that employed thousands of people, laundered billions of dollars in profits back to Mexico and used hit men to carry out murders, kidnappings and acts of torture. After his most recent escape, he became something of a folk legend for a segment of Mexico's population for his defiance of authorities. He was immortalized in songs known as narco-corridos, ballads about the drug trade and drug bosses.
PressTV News
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MintPress News
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Justice Department officials are regularly hinting at investigations and other moves against Assange, and there is some reason to believe there may be a secret indictment on the books just waiting for Assange to be some place that the US can get ahold of him. For the time being, however, it seems safe to assume Assange will remain in the Ecuadoran Embassy in London, and probably isnt going to impact ongoing efforts by Sweden to extradite him for questioning. © Antiwar.com The post Wikileaks Founder Agrees To Extradition To US Under Certain Conditions appeared first on MintPress News .
Times of Israel
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By law, Netanyahu can only be fired if convicted of a crime involving moral turpitude; precedent indicates he'd be ousted long before it came to that
Daily Mail - USA
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