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PBC News & Comment: Another FBI Director Confirmed, Unchallenged

Once again, the Senate has failed to examine lawbreaking, rogue behavior by FBI, as Chris Wray is confirmed in 92-5 vote…–welcome to new podcast listeners who read PBC’s op-ed in The Chronicle today

leaked audio of Seymour Hersh adds new, unproven info on Seth Rich, DNC leaks and origins of the Trump/Russia narrative

–at Counterpunch, Mike Whitney offers the skeptic’s scenario: “the Russia hacking story is pure bunkum”

–at DefCon hackers’ convention, every voting system was hacked within hours, Bradblog reports

–our San Diego ally, Ray Lutz, has filed suit to examine primary ballots from 2016

–White House confirms Trump was involved in drafting Junior’s misleading statement about meeting with Russians

–Trump squirms as he signs new sanctions law for Iran, North Korea and Russia

–German economic minister rips US sanctions on Russia, sees it as ploy to replace Russian natural gas with American exports

–in coordinated comments, Tillerson and Commerce Secretary Ross threaten trade war with China unless it intervenes in North Korea

–Pentagon inspector general reports we flushed another half billion dollars down drains in Afghanistan

–Bernie Sanders rolls out media messages in advance of introduction of new single payer bill

–California exchange announces rate hikes for Obamacare, with possible 3% surcharge due to Trump’s efforts to kill it

–some GOP legislators ignore Trump, call for stabilizing insurance markets