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PBC News & Comment: Leakers Say Trump Tried to Fire Mueller

In latest leak from White House and/or special counsel investigation, Trump is reported to have tried to fire Mueller last June…..--White House counsel Don McGahn threatened to quit, and Trump backed down; it was an act of pragmatism, not principle

--in Davos, Trump calls report “fake news” and gets boos and hisses from global elite when he attacks US media

--Trump kept to the teleprompter in Davos speech, praising himself for stoking the US economy

--as usual, he lied and exaggerated; he also almost apologized to Britain for re-tweeting hate video

--in New Orleans, supporters of Israel force rescinding of broad human rights resolution that was interpreted to support BDS

--Trump’s nativist advisor, Stephen Miller, wrote Trump immigration plan that requires extortion payments to liberate Dreamers

--Trump’s appointee to manage detained immigrants, Scott Lloyd, has repeatedly tried to block women in his custody from choosing abortion

--FBI accused of targeting “black identity extremists” when white supremacists have far killed more cops in recent years

--as Supreme Court halts execution of Alabama man with dementia, Justices Thomas, Alito and Gorsuch want you to know they’re “hangin’ judges”

--Oscar-nominated “Dunkirk” draws fire for using unpaid prison labor to build sets

--Trump’s UN envoy, Nikki Haley, says it’s “disgusting” to hear reports that she’s having an affair with the Orange Combover

--GOP donor and casino mogul Steve Wynn is accused of multiple cases of sex harassment and assault

--little-known actress Regina Simmons accuses action star Steven Seagal of rape in 1993

--Hillary Clinton declined to fire 2008 campaign worker who was accused of harassment

--currently the world’s best-selling novelist, Margaret Atwood challenges MeToo’s lynch-mob justice

--San Francisco’s spike in car break-ins hit 30,000 last year, and the conviction rate for online reports of break-ins is dismal