I didnt authorize anyone to do it. authorities said Thursday. leads members of the Freedom Foundation Apostolic Revival Interna..VIEW MOREJason Andrew1 of 22 As far as movies go Game of Pawns is a bit of a stinker But the true-life tale behind the FBI’s short film about a young American busted for selling information to the Chinese almost makes up for its clunky dialogue and China clichés Game of Pawns tells the story of Glenn Duffie Shriver In 2010 Shriver pleaded guilty to conspiring to provide national defense information to officers of the People’s Republic of China and was sentenced to four years in federal prison The story of how he got there forms the heart of the movieand the FBI’s warning“Wed like American students traveling overseas to view this video before leaving the US so theyre able to recognize when theyre being targeted and/or recruited" says a statement published Monday on the agency’s website The docudrama opens with some stock Oriental wisdom: “There is an old Chinese proverb: Life is like a game of chess changing with each move” intones the narrator “And to win the game you must often sacrifice your pawns” Enter Shriver We see the American then 24 greeting Chinese friends on campus (“What up dog”) and partying with Chinese women “It was going to be the best year of my life” he says “Shanghai was amazing It fit me like a glove” Shriver’s zest for China got a little out of hand Short on cash and unsure what to do with his life he answers an online ad looking for essays on US-China relations A woman named Amanda who would become his handler pays him $120 for his thoughts on international affairs and praises his handiwork After a few meetings she takes him to meet her colleague Mr Tang who keeps the flattery coming “What impressed me most about your paper Glenn was your insight into the Chinese mind” he tells him “Most Westerners make no attempt to truly understand us” It is hard to know what the real Shriver was like at the time (though this 2012 Washingtonian profile offers some clues) But China expats will certainly see something familiar in the onscreen Shriver Like many young people who come to study or work in China this Shriver seems bright curious and well-meaning He also seems rather full of himself willing to believe for instance that he more than others truly gets the place Willing to believe that his insight in the form of short essays could be of genuine interest to powerful people It is outrageously naive But he was 24 And they were paying As his relationship with Amanda and Tang develops Shriver twice takes but flunks a US State Department test The Chinese give him stacks of US cash nonetheless Things escalate when they suggest he apply to work at the CIA In the movie Shriver hesitates: “What um–what exactly are you asking me” In the next shot as he gazes out at the Shanghai skyline he calls them back and makes his play: “I’m going to need $40000 to start” The rest of Game of Pawns tracks his inevitable downfall complete with a high drama scene at US customs a failed lie-detector test and an on-plane arrest as he tries to flee The short film’s timeline seems to skip some key details it is a docudrama after all and makes no mention of US espionage We still do not know exactly how or when the authorities caught on to him We do know he is doing four years in jail for accepting a total of $70000 in return for information The film was posted on the FBI site along with a prison-cell interview with Shriver He talks about how he was wooed by his handlers and admits to being driven by greed “You know when youre having money thrown at you especially when youre at a place like Shanghai” he says He then falls back on the film’s “pawn” metaphor: “You know we live in a very sheltered society” he says “And when you go out among the wolves the wolves are out there” In the end the effort comes off as cross between a public service announcement and a parody And given the stereotypical view of China on 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to the 25th anniversary of the Tiananmen massacre the Chinese government detained dozens of activists lawyers writers and others who dared to question the Communist Partys hold on power Since Liu was awarded the 2010 Nobel Peace Prize his wife Liu Xia has been kept under virtual house arrest even though she has never been accused of any crime It is the worst season for Chinese rights defenders in years The naming of 1 Liu Xiaobo Plaza was spurred on by Dissident Squared an advocacy project that describes as its mission "to rename streets fronting the embassies of closed societies Iran China Russia Saudi Arabia and Syria for imprisoned or murdered dissidents" In 1981 Anatoly Sharansky then a Soviet refusenik languishing in a Siberian gulag had a set of steps near the UN in New York named after him Fast-forward to this past January when Sharansky now an Israeli politician with the Hebrew given name of Natan went before Congress to call for the jailed Chinese dissident to be similarly honored The path from the Sharansky Steps to Liu Xiaobo Plaza runs an unlikely route Contact us at editors@timecomPresident Donald Trump is considering naming Emmet Flood to replace Don McGahn as White House counsel according to two people familiar with Trumps thinking a pick that would put the Presidents legal team in the hands of an expert on presidential privilege who advised Bill Clinton during his impeachment in the late ’90s Flood would be "an excellent choice" Trumps outside lawyer Rudy Giuliani told TIME during a telephone interview on Wednesday Giuliani said he doesnt know who will replace McGahn and doesnt get involved in White House personnel decisions but Giuliani believes that whoever replaces McGahn will have to be "one hell" of a lawyer Trump "does have an excellent relationship with Emmet Flood" Giuliani said "From the very beginning they sort of hit if off" Flood has been working in a basement office of the West Wing since May when he was brought to replace Ty Cobb during a shakeup of Trumps White House legal team tasked with handling requests from Special Counsel Robert Muellers investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election At the time Trump wanted new lawyers who would push back harder against Muellers requests Trump discovered in January that McGahn had sat with Muellers team for about 30 hours when Trumps former lawyer John Dowd got a set of notes taken during the interviews Guiliani said That McGahn had spent that much time with prosecutors has reportedly alarmed Trump But McGahn and Trump are still on "amicable" terms Giuliani said On Wednesday morning Trump that McGahn would step down after the Senate votes on the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court which Senate Republicans believe will happen in the next month or two Kavanaughs confirmation hearings are slated to begin in the Senate next week McGahn and many high-level White House officials were caught off guard by Trumps tweet which followed a report by Axios earlier in the day that McGahn was preparing to leave White House Counsel Don McGahn will be leaving his position in the fall shortly after the confirmation (hopefully) of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the United States Supreme Court I have worked with Don for a long time and truly appreciate his service Donald J Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 29 2018 "Theyve been talking about this for while" a White House official said adding that McGahn worked for the president for three years and was instrumental in getting Trumps first Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch confirmed nominating a record number of conservative federal judges and helping roll back regulations "Hes accomplished so much in such a short amount of time" the official said The official wouldnt rule out that Flood was a top contender to replace McGahn McGahns departure rattled one of Trumps key allies in the Senate who have seen McGahn as a crucial player in helping Republicans reshape federal courts for a generation Judiciary Chairman and Iowa Republican Chuck Grassley tweeted that he hoped it wasnt true McGahn is leaving telling Trump: "U cant let that happen" @realDonaldTrump I hope its not true McGahn is leaving WhiteHouse Counsel U cant let that happen ChuckGrassley (@ChuckGrassley) August 29 2018 For Grassley "theres not been any White House Counsel who has worked so well and so efficiently with the chairmans office and the Senate Judiciary Committee on judges" Grassleys committee spokesman George Hartmann said in a statement If Flood replaces McGahn Trumps team would value Floods experience advising Clinton during impeachment proceedings in 1998 and 1999 as well as his work with George W Bushs White House counsel pushing back against congressional investigations Giuliani said "Along with the attorney general" Giuliani said the White House counsel is "the other guy protecting the presidents back" Shannen Coffin who was a lawyer in Vice President Dick Cheneys office during the George W Bush Administration said Flood would "shine" as White House counsel “He is personally well suited highly intelligent and a man of reason who is even keeled It is no surprise to read that he has gained the presidents confidence already" Coffin said Trump has been particularly frustrated with Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ decision to recuse himself from over seeing the Russia investigation and has repeatedly considered firing Sessions In recent months Trumps legal team has been negotiating under what conditions the President would be interviewed by Muellers team Giuliani believes Flood has been "invaluable" when it comes to defending the power of the President "Hes the real expert on presidential privileges" Giuliani said "Im not sure we will but we could have a subpoena battle over the power of the president or the privilege of the president" Giuliani said Trumps legal team gave Mueller a list of terms for an interview three weeks ago but hasnt received a response from Mueller since Giuliani said -With Philip Elliott and Tessa Berenson in Washington Contact us at editors@timecomROME Italy Hundreds of thousands of Italians were expected to descend on Rome on Saturday to protest a bill that would legalize same-sex unions across the country Lawmakers will vote next week on the proposals which would give gay couples with civil unions and unmarried heterosexual couples the same rights as they would have under marriage including the adoption of a partner’s children “Italy can’t remain the tail-end in Europe in the field of civil and human rights” Monica Cirinna the bill’s author told NBC News “We can’t go to Europe to complain about economic problems if we carry such…” Read the rest of this story from our partners at NBC News Contact us at editors@timecomtalented player would arrive at the Highbury, Silvestre (Signed from Manchester United) Chelsea's Didier Drogba (R) vies for the ball with Arsenal's Mikael Silvestre during the FA Cup semi-final at Wembley Stadium in 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