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PBC News & Comment: Trump Says He Won’t Prosecute Hillary

After trashing media to top TV anchors yesterday, Trump visits NY Times for wide-ranging chats that were live-tweeted…..--the tweets are captured here

--TV anchors were called to Trump Tower for dressing down by an irritated Don

--Trump has avoided a post-election press conference, and goes around media gatekeepers with 2.5 minute video promo

--Dems gasp as Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-HA) meets with Trump, and Robert Parry sees it as a potentially good move

--NY Times report details 52 times Islamic State may have used chemical weapons, and buries the fact that Syrian government has used chemicals even more than IS

--Erdogan’s crackdown in Turkey continues, 15,000 more public workers are purged as amnesty is considered for rape and sex abuse

--Standing Rock protester was severely injured by cops’ bomb, faces possible amputation of her arm

--Rockefeller descendants are attacked by Exxon-Mobil, the descendant of Standard Oil, for funding attacks on Exxon’s climate change skullduggery

--former PBC producer Joshua Emerson Smith reports for San Diego paper; here is his survey of reaction to Trump’s denial of climate change, and reports that Myron Ebell would run EPA

--if Trump pulls US out of Paris accord, it could spark a trade war over carbon tariffs

--NY Times deconstructs a false story that was embraced by Trump and many fans

--to combat fake news, NY Times wants a censorship system, but Robert Parry asks, “what about fake news published by NY Times?”