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PBC News & Comment: Trump Attacks Obama for Wiretapping His Campaign

Trump’s angry weekend tweets, based on unproven alt-right reports, blame Obama for wiretaps exposing contacts with Russia, also unproven….–Neanderthal radio host Mark Levin speculated, Breitbart reported the speculation, and Trump tweeted madly on Saturday morning

–credibility-challenged FBI director Comey and former top spook Clapper both issue denials

–after lighting the fuse, Trump now says he won’t talk about it until House investigation is completed

–if Trump wanted to end confusion and chaos, he could declassify secret info at any time,

–Robert Parry, in strong commentary, says intelligence community should “lay its cards on the table”

–Trump issues new travel ban royal decree, but this time agencies and lawyers were involved, so it may pass legal muster full text here

–in data-rich recap, NY Times shows reality of immigration

–14-year-old Honduran boy, “G.E.” was granted asylum, but remains locked up and despondent in California

–the antics of Sideshow Don distract from the “Wrecking Crew”, which is hard at work on “deconstruction of administrative state” aka the Bannon Agenda

–following Justice Dept change in stance, Supreme Court reverses course, sends transgender bathroom case back to lower court

–in Syria, US troops take prominent role, aligning with Turkey against Kurds

–Dan wright at Shadowproof decodes lengthy NY Times report on cyber attacks on North Korea, it’s Stuxnet II

–Wednesday is International Women’s Day, many strikes and protests planned

–Mass Gov. Charlie Baker pledges to use state funds if feds cut Planned Parenthood

–Pawnee Nation sues Oklahoma frackers for earthquake damage in tribal court

–our pal Steve Horn broke the story about Russian steel in Keystone pipeline, and MSDNC used it without any credit