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PBC News & Comment: New Evidence: ’16 Primaries Rigged for Clinton, General Rigged for Trump

Donna Brazile tries to rebuild reputation, confirming DNC helped cheat Sanders; exit polls show November tally rigged to elect Trump…–Politico’s excerpt of Brazile’s book is here

Vice notes that Brazile’s credibility is damaged

–election analyst Jonathan Simon uses exit polls to show that vote count was rigged for Trump

-Trump pollster Tony Fabrizio says Bernie would’ve beaten Donald

–accused New York attacker was among other Uzbeks in US targeted by FBI, reports Trevor Aaronson

–Saipov waived Miranda rights, and charges filed indicate he has incriminated himself pretty deeply

–Trump risks harming trial by tweeting calls for death penalty, as he backs away from suggestions to send him to Guantanamo

–at Gitmo, the kangaroo court is crumbling, as judge locks up chief defense counsel for refusing to order resigned lawyers to continue in Cole case; Rachael Maddow gave it excellent coverage, based on the work of Miami Herald’s Carol Rosenberg

–in Wine Country fires investigation, power line restart devices are prime suspects

–TrumpCo is using every means to kill Obamacare, cutting marketing and enrollment budgets, even though net premiums decline for many

–GOP leaders nervously unveil tax cut plans, which are half-baked and already opposed by key GOP constituencies

–Trump dumps Yellen, names Jerome Powell new Fed chair

–a few days ago, Sam Clovis was just an unqualified Trump nominee; after Papadopoulos plea deal, he has withdrawn

–Christie opioid commission issues report, with vague hopes for funding new efforts to address massive addiction

–Dem Senators try to block Pharma’s revolving door to DEA and other agencies

–House Dems use obscure law to demand details of Trump’s lease of DC’s Old Post Office, now site of Trump hotel

–Spanish judge orders jail without bail for Catalan independence leaders