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    White House Praises Arrest of Alleged Russian Hacker in Czech Republic

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    The arrest in Prague of a Russian national, who allegedly participated in cyberattacks on the United States, highlights one of the many efforts that the US Department of Justice has undertaken to protect US cyberspace interests, White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest said in a press briefing on Wednesday.

    WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — On Tuesday, Czech police said it detained an alleged Russian hacker, who was believed to participate in cyberattacks on the United States, jointly with the FBI.

    "You may cite this as one example of many where the US Department of Justice takes very seriously the responsibility that they have to protect the United States and our interest in cyberspace," Earnest stated.

    The matter, Earnest noted, is subject of an ongoing investigation "so I cannot discuss any of the details."

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    • goldcamshaft
      US Department of Justice takes very seriously the responsibility that they have to protect the United States. What have they done about the decay of integrity in the Foreign Office that puts america in danger and lies to the self-same people that elected the government?
      Keep the streets clean and let the house be littered with dishonesty, as long as one of us top dogs gain financially and politically.
    • copius
      Details cannot be discussed because, Washington planted the hacker in Czech Republic.
      Even an 8yr old kid can see thru this deceit.
      You ain't fooling no one, Barry.
    • copius
      Clinton put America in danger by using non government servers to move highly classified government information.
      Is the Justice Dept gonna put Clinton in jail for compromising the security of USA?
      If the Justice Dept don't take action against Clinton, the they too are complicit in breaching the security of USA.
      Right now it seems the Justice Dept is endangering the life's of US citizens by not taking any action.
      Clinton should be in detention at this very moment until a trial.
      A person who compromises the security of a country should not even be running for president.
      The Justice Dept seems to be very blind to this fact.
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