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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