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PBC News & Comment: Scott Pruitt’s Industry Love Letters Released

As EPA Director Pruitt’s emails with energy industry surface, Standing Rock protesters face eviction today, in gross treaty violations….–Madison’s Center for Media and Democracy releases emails that Senate should have reviewed before confirmation of Pruitt, DeSmogBlog has the details

–today is deadline set by Sheriff for protesters to leave Standing Rock, as officials express fake concern for environmental damage from campgrounds

–at Shadowproof, Kevin Gosztola explains the treaty rights being trampled, and the Justice Dept memo being suppressed

–Sabrina De Sousa, former CIA officer convicted for botched Milan kidnapping, is being extradited from Portugal to Italy, facing 4 years in prison; her PBC interviews are here  and here

–Ukrainian who colluded with Trump’s lawyer, Michael Cohen, on “peace plan” secretly delivered to Mike Flynn faces prosecution in Ukraine

–Rexxon Tillerson and John Kelly are in Mexico, trying to soften the blow of immigration orders that will hammer Mexico

–outspoken Jewish leader says Trump is prejudiced against Jews

–Trump responded to pressure to speak out against anti-Semitism, but is silent on attacks on Islamic communities

–is Trump psychic? Riot broke out in Sweden 2 days after Trump reported them

–conflict surfaces in Trump cabinet, as DeVos and Sessions disagree about transgender bathroom rules

–in Texas, federal judge blocks cuts to Planned Parenthood based on misleading secret videos

–will Trump send more troops to Syria, responding to general’s request?

–Bill Maher plays asshole, claims his softball interview helped bring down Milo Yiannopoulos

–in Virginia, boyfriend of TV reporter killed on live TV decides to leave TV news and run for legislature

–body snatchers fail in raid on morgue where Kim Jong-nam is in the fridge