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Archive for June 25th, 2013

Russia Says It Has No Jurisdiction to Apprehend Snowden at Airport in Moscow

Steve Neavling
ticklethewire.com

Russia rejected criticism today that it illegally assisted the former government contractor charged with exposing secret U.S. surveillance program, the Washington Post reports.

Edward Snowden, 30, was expected to board a flight from Russia to Cuba but never did.

Secretary of State John F. Kerry said the Moscow has an obligation to help.

“We think it’s very important in terms of our relationship,” Kerry said. “We think it’s very important in terms of rule of law.”

But Russian officials said they have no jurisdiction over Snowden because he’s inside a security transit zone at an airport that is controlled by foreign diplomats.

Defense: Accused Mob Boss ‘Whitey’ Bulger Was Never an FBI Informant

 
Steve Neavling
ticklethewire.com

Accused Boston mob boss James “Whitey” Bulger was never an FBI informant, his attorneys plan to argue today at his murder and racketeering trial, Reuters reports.

It’s important to Bulger’s image to show he was not a snitch.

Defense attorneys said ex-FBI handler, John Connolly, who is in prison in connection with the case, received money from Bulger for information, but their client never fed information to the FBI.

“It should be for the jury to decide whether they believe this person was an informant,” said defense attorney Henry Brennan, of Boston law firm Carney & Bassil.

FBI Continues to Investigate CIA Director Patraeus Following His Resignation

Steve Neavling
ticklethewire.com 

The FBI investigation of CIA Director David Patraeus has not ended and remains active, the USA Today reports.

Attorney General Eric Holder said as much during a virtually unnoticed exchange last month with Rep. Jason Chaffetz, a Utah Republican.

“While an extra-marital affair itself is not classified as an ‘intelligence activity,’ the investigation of the Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) originated with the possible hacking of Director Petraeus’ e-mail account, an act that had the potential of compromising national intelligence,” the report says.

While Patraeus’ extra-marital affair was not “intelligence activity,” his e-mail account is another story, the USA Today wrote.

‘White House Down’ Features Man’s Fight to Save President After Losing Out on Secret Service Job

Steve Neavling
ticklethewire.com

A 4-minute trailer of Roland Emmerich’s thriller “White House Down” was released with much fanfare.

The film focuses on a capitol policeman, played by Channing Tatum, who was denied a dream job with the Secret Service.

But while taking his girl on a tour of the White House, Tatum’s character, John Cale, must protect the president (Jamie Foxx) from a heavily armed paramilitary group.

Also starring in the film are Maggie Gyllenhaal, James Woods, Richard Jenkins and Joey King.

Helping Self to Chips, Soda May Cost Chicago Cop Time in Prison


Steve Neavling
ticklethewire.com 

A Chicago cop is accused of extortion for helping himself daily to chips and soda without paying for them at a liquor store, CBS Chicago reports.

Sgt. Ray M. Ramirez, who is described as broke, faces up to 20 years for “openly take items in front of the store’s employees” while visiting the store in his uniform, a federal complaint alleges.

Ramirez is accused of hanging out at the store for about an hour a day, according to CBS Chicago.

A store clerk was wearing a wire for the FBI when he asked the agent to run a background check for $550.

“We never talked, and I never did this for you,” Ramirez allegedly told the undercover informant on May 22. “I would lose my job and be fired.”

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