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PBC News & Comment: Chelsea Manning’s Leaks Caused No Real Harm

Jason Leopold’s FOIA lawsuit prods release of secret report used at Manning’s court martial, showing no major damage from leaks….–read the Buzzfeed report here

dashcam video of Philando Castile’s killing by cop stokes new outrage over cop’s exoneration

–special election loss in Georgia District 6 shows establishment Dems are clueless about voter suppression and election fraud, as well as failed centrist candidates

–calls for new leadership come from progressives and conservaDems

Newsweek argues that Seth Rich was victim of serial killer, based on speculation from little-known group that actually said the perp was likely “a hired killer or serial murderer”

–former DHS director Jeh Johnson says DNC refused assistance in hacking investigation

–a current DHS official claims “Russia” tried to hack election systems in 21 states

–as Prince Jared arrives in Israel for “peace” talks, Netanyahu makes big splash about construction of first new illegal settlement in 25 years

–in deadly scheme with Israel, Palestinian Authority pushes for further reductions in electricity for Gaza as summer heat peaks

–the latest whiner about secret GOP health bill is Utah Sen. Mike Lee, who is on the secret team that’s supposed to be drafting it

–GOP Sen. John Barasso, who claims to be a medical doctor, defends massive cuts to Medicaid while admitting that it underpays doctors already

–on eve of DC meetings with Chinese officials, Trump fires a tweet that could badly damage his plan to get China to curb North Korea. Smart.

–the latest anonymous leak to NY Times about Trump/Russia shows that new CIA director Pompeo continued to brief Flynn after Yates said he was “compromised”

–trial depositions reveal thinking of CIA torture consultants Jessen and Mitchell

ConsortiumNews article recaps Bob Mueller’s role in abusive detention of American Muslims after 9/11