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PBC News & Comment: Mike Flynn is the First “Former Trump Administration Official”

Trump’s first 3 weeks portend volatile administration, as Flynn resigns after intel leaks showed he lied about Russian ambassador calls….–just last Friday, Trump lied about his knowledge of Flynn’s lies….truthiness is in short supply

–FBI wiretaps led acting AG Sally Yates to warn Trump’s counsel that Flynn had lied

–spooks who know all about surveillance—like Petraeus and now Flynn—got caught in the dragnets they have operated

–scoreboard shows Deep State 1, TrumpCo 0, as Dan Wright at Shadowproof reports

–testing Trump, Russia deploys cruise missile system, in violation of treaty

–Dems hope to use Flynn flap to restart “blame Russia” operations with special commission, GOP reps are mostly silent, except for McCain

–Greenwald analysis: high-level intel leakers committed crimes, and they are justifiable

–former CIA officer pushes for release of investigation that would vindicate Tom Drake and other NSA whistleblowers

–former CIA whistleblower John Kiriakou shares report on new software that spy agencies can use to detect the next whistleblower by examining “feelings”

–European allies ask “what the fuck is going on?”

–2 Dem senators ask for investigation of Trump’s hackable smartphone

–from Leavenworth, Chelsea Manning sends valentines to fellow inmates and her outside supporters

–veterans heading to Standing Rock are detained, harassed and busted for weed

–many civil rights groups, greased by telecoms, use deceptive tactics to scuttle Net Neutrality

–foreclosure king who forgot to disclose $100 million in assets, Steve Mnuchin is confirmed as Treasury secretary; W. VA Sen. Joe Manchin is only Dem supporter

–Kim Jong-Un’s half brother is assassinated in broad daylight at airport in Kuala Lumpur