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martinusher Silver badge

Taking the Fifth? Its already gone....

One thing that might have escaped the notice of people in the UK is that people have been jailed in the US for the offense of "lying to the FBI". I'm not normally on the side of the criminal but I expect that people under pressure from agencies like the FBI to tell their version of the truth, a version that might differ from the official version to an extent that it could be called lying. Catching people's lies is the job of law enforcement. It shouldn't be a criminal offense (especially when the agency hasn't got anything concrete they can pin on the target).

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