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PBC News & Comment: Calling Out Rachel Maddow’s Reporting

Maddow’s Trump/Russia narrative gets first evidence from Don Jr’s email, but still relies heavily on unproven leaks, anonymous sources…--PBC challenges Maddow narrative from first 5 minutes of her July 12 show

--Trump made the campaign and administration a family affair, with toxic mix of arrogance, inexperience, and desire to please Daddy

--Kushner and Manafort claim they never read the whole email, didn’t know that Clinton dirt was promised for June 9 meeting with Russian lawyer

--The Hill reveals important background on Veselnitskaya, including that Obama Justice Dept let her in US without a visa

--at ConsortiumNews, Robert Parry delivers back story to US-Russia fight over Magnitsky Act, which may have been based on lies of American billionaire

--NY Times runs timeline of Don Jr’s contacts with Veselnitskaya

--MintPress News covers “Forensicator” report, and former NSA technical director Bill Binney will comment on Friday’s live Facebook feed

--Mitch McConnell unveils revised death panel bill, as Sens. Lindsay Graham and Bill Cassidy unveil a competing version

--Trophy wife meets cougar wife, as Donald and Malaria drop in on the Macrons to celebrate Bastille Day in Paris

--AG Sessions announces crackdown on opioid abuse and offers Nancy Reagan bromides as drug policy

--Wednesday saw many websites darkened in campaign against Net Neutrality, and Comcast & Verizon are showering cash on repeal supporters in Congress

--listener John LeFrancois shares important article about Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, whose opposition to regime change wars obscures darker views of Islam, LGBTQ

--Chinese democracy activist Liu Xiaobo becomes second Nobel Peace Prize winner to die in custody

--in New Brunswick, Canada, American volunteer is killed by the whale he rescued