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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