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PBC News & Comment: Trump Joins Britain in Denouncing Russia

War drums grow louder, as US levels sanctions on Russia, joining UK in blaming Putin for nerve agent attack without proof….–Russian denials are dismissed as TrumpCo lumps Salisbury incident with cyber attacks called NotPeyta and Dragonfly

–Russia is a likely suspect, and listener Bob Jarman asks, “why?”

–Rep. Adam Schiff dissents from GOP majority conclusion of “no collusion

–with 4 days remaining before his retirement, former FBI #2 Andy McCabe faces termination, loss of pension for leaks to reporters

–new FBI second-in-command David Bowdich admits FBI failures in Parkland shooting, and makes outlandish promise of transparency

–yesterday’s nationwide school walkout drew lots of coverage, but will it translate into meaningful change?

–in rare bipartisan vote, 16 Democrats help GOP upend Dodd-Frank, here is the vote tally

–at Shadowproof, Brian Sonenstein reports on ICE attempt to deport woman in retaliation for reporting sexual abuse at corporate prison

–preliminary hearing in sex abuse case of Australian Cardinal Pell wraps up as Pope Francis marks mixed record after 5 years

–Lee Fang and Zaid Jilani at The Intercept expose elected hypocrites who promote free speech for conservatives while banning speech supporting BDS

–after 2,000+ proven public lies, Trump admits to one, and brags about it

–Dr. T. Berry Brazelton, famed pediatrician, dies at age 99