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PBC News & Comment: Reckless Actions of a Super-Leaker

World’s most accomplished leaker, Julian Assange, is exposed in leaked exchanges with Donald Trump, Jr., disclosure spun as proof of collusion….–at Shadowproof, Kevin Gosztola recaps the insertion of Russia as source of WikiLeaks materials, without public evidence

The Intercept, birthed on Snowden leaks, slams Assange with comments from Barret Brown, who went to jail after feeding info to WikiLeaks

–new Russian legislation would require foreign news media to register, in retaliation for US moves requiring RT to register as foreign agent

–in new book called Collusion, Guardian reporter Luke Harding quotes Christopher Steele saying his Trump dossier is “70 to 90% accurate”

–at ConsortiumNews, Robert Parry criticizes Huffington Post for removing article by Joe Lauria regarding Steele research and role of Crowdstrike in Russiagate You can sign Lauria’s petition here

–Fox anchor Shepard Smith goes rogue, debunks Uranium One scandal

–House votes overwhelmingly to admit that it hasn’t approved US role in war in Yemen, takes no action to enforce its right to declare war

–in powerful floor speech, Sen. Chris Murphy (D-CT) declares US is complicit in war crimes in Yemen

–Rexxon Tillerson finally speaks out about ethnic cleansing in Myanmar

–military coup is reported in Zimbabwe, against 93-year-old Robert Mugabe

–Pentagon approves gender reassignment surgery, despite Trump’s failed effort to ban transgender persons in the military

–Australians overwhelmingly approve marriage equality

–Richard Cordray steps down as Consumer Protection Agency, and the Dodd-Frank law that created it, are under assault

–at last minute, Senate GOP adds repeal of Obamacare mandate to tax cuts, taking from the poor to give tax cuts to the rich

–in latest shooting spree, California man made his own, illegal assault weapons

–stunning gun stats: half of all guns are owned by 3% of the population