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    Brazilian government has charged Glenn Greenwald with “cybercrimes"

    Glenn is one of those few rare journalists who go above partisan lines. And you Trump fans should like him too since he stuck with him through thick and thin defending against the Russian hack collusion tripe.


    The charges are “an obvious attempt to attack a free press in retaliation for the revelations we reported about... the Bolsonaro government,” Greenwald told The Daily Beast.
    Famed journalist Glenn Greenwald on Tuesday reacted to the news that the Brazilian government has charged him with “cybercrimes” by railing against President Jair Bolsonaro’s regime and its attempts to silence the press.

    The New York Times reported on Tuesday morning that Brazilian prosecutors alleged that Greenwald was part of a “criminal organization” that hacked into the cellphones of public officials and prosecutors. In multiple stories for The Intercept, which he co-founded, Greenwald published some of those leaked embarrassing messages and, per a criminal complaint, damaged the reputation of an anti-corruption task force.
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    Did he hack into cell phones? or is it a lie?

    That seems to be the issue.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Swordsmyth View Post
    They are coming home, all the naysayers said they would never leave Syria and then they said they were going to stay in Iraq forever.

    It won't take very long to get them home but it won't be overnight either but Iraq says they can't stay and they are coming home just like Trump said.


    Whenever someone tells me Trump is draining the Swamp.


    Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect - Mark Twain

    Fascism Defined

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    Quote Originally Posted by Swordsmyth View Post
    Did he hack into cell phones? or is it a lie?

    That seems to be the issue.
    This is a subject that I hold very important and will certainly dig into the evidence, but as much as the Russian hack hoax was nothing of the sort and as much as Assange not being a "journalist" is nothing of the sort, I'm wagering that Greenwald did not hack any phones or do anything illegal or immoral. They have been after him for years....which is why he is in Brazil .
    Quote Originally Posted by Swordsmyth View Post
    They are coming home, all the naysayers said they would never leave Syria and then they said they were going to stay in Iraq forever.

    It won't take very long to get them home but it won't be overnight either but Iraq says they can't stay and they are coming home just like Trump said.


    Whenever someone tells me Trump is draining the Swamp.


    Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect - Mark Twain

    Fascism Defined

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    Greenwald has denied the charges, citing a Brazilian Federal Police investigation that concluded he committed no crimes - and in fact highlighted his "careful and distant posture regarding the execution" of the alleged hacks.

    "Less than two months ago, the Federal Police, examining all the same evidence cited by the Public Ministry, stated explicitly that not only have I never committed any crime but that I exercised extreme caution as a journalist never even to get close to any participation," said Greenwald, adding "Even the Federal Police under Minister Moro’s command said what is clear to any rational person: I did nothing more than do my job as a journalist — ethically and within the law."
    Regarding the criminal charges brought by the Bolsonaro government: it’s a grave and obvious attack on a free press, brought by a far-right judge.

    We’re going to defend a free press, not be intimidated by authorities abusing their power. The reporting will continue. pic.twitter.com/kd9b8Kggx3
    — Glenn Greenwald (@ggreenwald) January 21, 2020


    More at: https://www.zerohedge.com/geopolitic...lowing-charges
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    Linus, from the Peanuts comic

    You cannot have liberty without morality and morality without faith

    Alexis de Torqueville

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    Brazilian Judge Ricardo Leite dismissed charges against journalist Glenn Greenwald on Thursday citing a Supreme Court injunction against prosecuting Greenwald for engaging in journalism. Prosecutors charged Greenwald with cybercrimes over allegedly advising hackers to destroy incriminating evidence.
    Greenwald has denied that he engaged in the alleged criminal activity, which prosecutors claim occurred during the process of Greenwald procuring private conversations among high-ranking Brazilian officials. Greenwald published conversations at The Intercept featuring remarks from current Minister of Justice Sergio Moro from when he was the judge responsible for the “Operation Car Wash” corruption investigation. The excerpts showed Moro’s growing distaste for former socialist President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva as the probe went on. Moro’s investigation ultimately led to Lula being sentenced to over a decade in prison for using illegally procured kickback funding to buy a luxury beachfront property.
    Prosecutors claimed that Greenwald, who claims that the Telegram messages he published were leaked to him and The Intercept, was aware that hackers had broken into Moro’s communications and advised them to destroy messages that would reveal their crimes. Charges against Greenwald were imposed alongside greater criminal charges for the individuals who committed the hacking, some of whom allegedly confessed to having done so.
    Brazil’s Federal Supreme Court issued an injunction in response to the incident that banned prosecutors from charging Greenwald specifically for any activity involved in receiving, obtaining or transmitting information published in media outlets,” Brazil’s O Globo noted.
    Judge Leite said in his decision that the injunction clearly barred prosecution against Greenwald in the hacking incident, but said that the evidence indicates that Greenwald indeed committed a crime.
    “The journalist cannot suggest what the person committing illicit acts should do to escape the prosecution work of the State,” the judge wrote. “They can keep a secret and not reveal to public authorities the identity of their source, but without any instigating or reinforcement of an already existing idea on the part of the agent that makes investigative work difficult.”
    Leite wrote that the evidence suggested that one of the hackers had doubts about deleting incriminating messages and Greenwald “expressed a favorable opinion” on the matter, urging him to destroy evidence. The judge called Greenwald’s conduct “moral participation” in crime and described it as a “clear attempt to obstruct the work of investigating illicit [activity] and it is not possible to use source secrecy protection to create an exception” to being prosecuted.
    Leite concluded that Greenwald would not face charges “for now.”

    More at: https://www.breitbart.com/latin-amer...nwald-for-now/
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    Give a man an inch and right away he thinks he's a ruler

    Groucho Marx

    I love mankind…it’s people I can’t stand.

    Linus, from the Peanuts comic

    You cannot have liberty without morality and morality without faith

    Alexis de Torqueville

    Those who fail to learn from the past are condemned to repeat it.
    Those who learn from the past are condemned to watch everybody else repeat it

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