Final Word from Tuesday, May 31, 2016

The last time Petr Nečas was called upon to testify in the Nagyová case, he made Loretta Lynn's feminist protégées proud by standing by his woman. He took full responsibility for ordering Military Intelligence to keep tabs on his wife of the time, Radka. Nečas will no doubt stand by his woman again today, when he appears in court to defend his new wife, Jana, against charges that she provided secret information from the BIS intelligence unit to a lawyer working for wheeler-dealer Ivo Rittig. Unlike in the previous case, when Nečas admitted to communicating information to his current wife, this time he will undoubtedly deny it. This will deprive the prosecutor of any direct proof that Jana Nagyová had access to secret information that she then passed on to Rittig's lawyer. The entire case stands on whether the prime minister of the country, Petr Nečas, violated the law by divulging secret information to someone without the proper clearance. Yet Nečas has not been charged. Unless the prosecutor has wiretaps of his pillow talk, this will be a hard case to prove. [Czech Republic counterintelligence]

Glossary of difficult words

to stand by - to remain loyal to; to give one's support to;

protégé - a person who is guided and supported by an older and more experienced or influential person;

to keep tabs on - to monitor the activities or development of; to keep under observation;

wheeler-dealer (or wheeler and dealer) - a person who engages in commercial or political scheming;

to deprive - to prevent (a person or place) from having or using something;

to divulge - to make known (private or sensitive information);

clearance - official authorization;

pillow talk - intimate conversation in bed.


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