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Paul Whelan was expecting some vacation photos during a Moscow hotel meeting. What he got was a bullet shot full of supposedly secret data and a prolonged stay in Berlin's most famous prison. His Russian lawyer speaks and reveals a little more about the espionage process against the former US Navy – but not much. Although Moscow leads Whelan slightly more leg, there are many reasons to be skeptical.
Changes his tune: When we last heard from Vladimir Zherebenkov the lawyer of Whelan (probably a government-appointed lawyer), he praised the work of the Federal Security Service, Russia's Home and Intelligence Service. "They are professionals at a very high level," he told The Daily Beast earlier this month. "The FSB must have collected and verified its evidence against Whelan before they arrest and charge him. You must have followed him for a while. "Compare those comments with an interview he gave on Tuesday conceding that" there are many weak spots in the investigation "and" flicking through shots "for signs of misleading