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PBC News & Comment: Torrents of Leaks and Lies Deluge DC

House intel spat, as Republican Nunes shares new info with Trump and Democrat Schiff leaks in response, a duel next?….–Nunes cites secret new info that suggests Trump team was “incidentally” wiretapped after the election

–Schiff counters that Nunes can’t defend Trump and run an investigation, then leaks that evidence of Trump-Russia collusion is “more than circumstantial”

–CNN runs leaked info suggesting that Trump associates had contacts with Russian agents, with convincing details but zero evidence

–in fact-checking Trump’s new interview with Time, WashPost gives the con man 4 new Pinnochios

–our best expert on the spooks, James Bamford, exposes the powerful spy agency that most Americans don’t know about, the NGA

–at my deadline, House leaders have postponed vote on Obamacare repeal

–Sen. Schumer plans to lead Dems in filibuster of Gorsuch nomination, challenging GOP to use “nuclear option” to change Senate rules

–at The Intercept, Liliana Segura notes that Gorsuch has not been asked his position on the death penalty and his role in approving botched executions

–Virginia Gov. McAuliffe gets points for pardoning “Norfolk Four” who were wrongfully convicted

–in the week since Trump’s revised travel ban was put on hold by courts, no appeals are imminent despite the exaggerated threats cited by Trump

–while IS claims credit for Parliament incident yesterday, lone actor was British born criminal with no known terrorism connections

–Antwerp copycat drives car into pedestrians, no injuries

–Israeli teen with American citizenship is arrested for making phone threats to Jewish centers in US

–Andrew Bacevich has another insightful column about the fantasies that pass as military strategy at Centcom

–Palestinians in Jerusalem apply for second class citizenship as Israel drags feet

SF Chronicle smears Bobby Kennedy, Jr in deceptive pair of op-eds about vaccination, here and here