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PBC News & Comment: NSA Can’t Find Leakers to Shadow Brokers

NY Times exposes new info on Shadow Brokers’ breach of NSA hacking tools, but same reporters trust unverified Russiagate narrative….--you can read the NSA story here

--Obama’s top spooks and corporate media clobber Trump over Putin’s denials, hoisting him on his own soundbites

--op-ed columnist Charles M. Blow typifies the outrage, suggesting that Trump’s comments are “almost treasonous”

--former CIA Russia expert Ray McGovern notes that “mocking Trump doesn’t prove Russia’s guilt”

--and Chris Hedges comments that the ruling elite fear the truth, not fake news

--on his final stop on 12-day Asian tour, Trump continues to embarrass us by cozying up to Philippines’ brutal strongman, Duterte

--Thomas Frank, who still owes me $5 for my bet that Trump would win, notes that liberal “aghastitude” doesn’t do much to counter the Trump menace

--Trump adds more ghastly members to his wrecking crew at HHS, EPA, CEQ

--Trump is packing the federal appelas courts with conservative, young, white, males, some of whom are grossly unqualified

--sudden, heartless changes in immigration rules lead 5 Senate Dems to demand another hearing with DHS nominee Kirstjen Nielsen

--TrumpCo abruptly cancels refugee program for Central American children

--tracking of DACA applications shows that many were mysteriously delayed past deadline

--4th Amendment sustains another body blow, as judge in Inauguration protest case rules that prosecutors can search Facebook posts of people who aren’t suspects

--2 Navy Seals are under investigation for murder of Green Beret in Mali, perhaps to cover up missing money

--quick stats: hate crimes are up, male-fem