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Enforcement power and privacy rights is not a one way street. This is a technology that can be used to facilitate crime and also can be used by the government to help solve the crime in those 2 , I think roughly bells each other out . Indeed , he notes that with private service providers increasingly encrypt being data content it may soon be impossible for law enforcement to obtain the contents of calls and texts , even with a search warrant and within crippling am the her says it could well be that the only doubt of the government will have ready access to we’ll be records like those at issue in this case cellphone site records or automatic license plate reader records or video from public surveillance cameras . The Supreme Court has in recent years , lay down some new rules for the digital age . If the police use a GPS tracking device to monitor person’s life over a long-term . They do need a search warrant and if they see is a smartphone at the time of an arrest in order to view its contents . They need a warrant for that too . So today’s case is just the latest battle in what promises to be a long technological and legal war Nina Totenberg NPR News , Washington .
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President Obama made a promise after an attack on US diplomats in 2012 in Benghazi , Libya.
We will not waver in our commitment to see that justice is done for this terrible act and make no mistake : justice will be done.
Yesterday , the first man to face trial in this case was convicted on terrorism charges. But a federal jury in Washington found him not guilty of murder is NPR’s Ryan Lucas .
Rakhmonov book at face a total of 18 counts over the assault in Benghazi. After a nearly 2-month trial in 5 days of deliberations , the jury acquitted him on 14 of them , including the most significant ones . The murder of US Ambassador Christopher Stevens and 3 other Americans . But the jury found a book at guilty on terrorism charges and other offenses . Despite the mixed verdict a book at the Hall of faces life in prison . A sentencing date has not yet been set . The defense is likely to appeal the verdict . They also have filed a motion for a mistrial related to what the defense attorneys say were prejudicial arguments prosecutors made during the proceedings a second Libyan man who was captured by US forces is now in Washington DC , he will face trial in connection with the deadly 2012 attack as well . Ryan Lucas , NPR News , Washington .
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And I’m Steve Inskeep. In Washington , Secretary of State Rex Tillerson defended himself yesterday he responded to critics who say tell us and has been hollowing out the Foreign Service says many diplomats leave .
There is no hollowing out these numbers of people are throwing around just false. They’re wrong .
Nicholas Burns has a view of this , is a former US diplomat , who now teaches at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government. The bastard . Good morning . Good morning , Steve . Bottom line is this : a hollowing out .
It sure is Ambassador Ryan Crocker , and I wrote a piece in The New York Times yesterday , saying it’s the dismantling of the Foreign Service the Trump administration is proposing a 31% budget cut that would cripple the State Department. There’s a hiring freeze they’re trying to reduce an already very small officer corps of about 8,000 core Foreign Service officers they wanna do so by 8% and I think the biggest problem is that the great majority of leadership post in Washington at the State Department and overseas are unfilled 11 months in the administration . So in the middle of the North Korea crisis . There’s no American Ambassador to Seoul what there’s no assistant Secretary of State for East Asia .
What do you make though I’ve teller since argument that there are some career , people are taking care that a meanwhile is trying to reorganize the department and way.
They are very good career people standing in , there’s no question about that. We believe in those people there are brethren . But those people weren’t being promoted into these cab jobs a trumpet administration has not put senior Foreign Service officers in the main , in the most senior positions they intend to sell those , I guess with Foreign Service officers . But they also meet may leave variety of these officers unfilled . We think that’s a deliberate effort to deconstruct the state department , you see the same phenomenon at EPA the Environmental Protection Agency and a and an interior .
Is there a fundamental distrust by the administration of the kind of people who would go on to the State Department.
Well , there seems to be , and it’s a shame because in , in our experience and I think the experience of all the previous secretaries of state the Foreign Service like career civil service throughout the government is nonpartisan. These are people who are patriotic they come to Washington to serve the country they don’t identify openly has Republicans and Democrats and and they wanna be useful , but they’re being sidelined by this administration and morale has plummeted . Both Ryan Crocker . And I think it is probably the worst we’ve ever seen and we’ve both served in Washington for decades . So we’re hoping Congress is gonna act in you’re beginning to see Republicans as well as Democrats in Congress , stand up to the administration . Say no to the budget cuts and we hope they’ll block some of the unqualified nominees that’ll be put forward . And they have to insist that the State Department point assistant Secretary of State . These are our leaders like leadership positions that manic I relations with 194 countries in the world .
Ambassador. Can I just mention whatever else you say about President Trump nobody would say that these a very diplomatic guy , I’m not sure that he would even safer diplomatic he doesn’t believe that’s right in diplomatic niceties , he doesn’t believe in very carefully worded statements he doesn’t really believe in in talking , he’s a man who talks about force and strength and power and and and that sort of thing . Is it possible that this is just a guy got it , got a very different view of the world than you do .
Well , I think you’ve got a very different view of the world that nearly everybody in than any American national security establishment State Department. The Defense Department . He’s also someone who is not shown a great deal of interest in supporting the market diplomacy , he tends to favor the military and I think our strongest presence and our best presidents have integrated diplomacy with the military have understood that both are important , you can’t starve won the State Department .