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PBC News & Comment: White House and FBI Scheme Over Reports About Russian Influence

FBI official shared info about NY Times reports with Reince Priebus, who asked FBI to help debunk the reports, inappropriately….–Mexican officials say “no chance” they will hold US deportees during legal proceedings

–Trump’s deportation specialist, John Kelly, tells Mexicans “there will be no mass deportations” and denies Trump comment about “military operation”

–Santa Cruz police chief says he was “betrayed by ICE” after gang raid also detained undocumented

–neighboring Santa Clara County asks federal judge for injunction to block Trump from withholding federal funds over sanctuary policies

–AG Sessions rescinds Obama order to phase out private prisons

–in our latest in-depth interview, Prof. Trebor Scholz explains how Uber and other “disruptive” tech startups break the laws routinely

–Mr. Trump goes to CPAC, attacks media’s unnamed sources at the same time his White House frequently insists on anonymity

–Democratic National Committee meets in Atlanta to elect new chair, as HRC video message pledges her ongoing support for resisting Trump

–at The Intercept, Glenn Greenwald breaks down the battle between Keith Ellison and Tom Perez, and says it’s about big-donor Zionists like Haim Saban

–as Montana readies for special election for its single House seat, Republicans oppose Republican plan to vote by mail, because Dems might win

–in California, GOP senator who was refugee from Vietnam war is silenced as she tried to criticize the late Tom Hayden

–in Manilla, Filipina senator who opposes Duarte’s illegal murder plans is arrested, protesting phony charges she took bribes from drug dealers

–in Sweden, councilman from Overtornea proposes paid time off for sex