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PBC News & Comment: Why Are Democratic Leaders Afraid of Impeachment?

Dems demonize Trump but waffle on impeachment, even as GOP tells its base impeachment is right around the corner…..--San Francisco billionaire Tom Steyer is hammering Dems on impeachment with TV ad campaign and 30-city tour

--in replay of Karl Rove 2006 tactics, GOP dares Dems on impeachment, and they retreat in fear

--in replay of last year’s unproven claims of Syrian use of Sarin in Khan Sheikoun, US, allies and media claim Syria used chemical weapons in Douma Saturday

--on March 20, Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov predicted an imminent false flag use of chemical weapons intended to enable US attack on Damascus

--like last year, Trump was making noises last week about exiting Syria

--unlike last year, as of today, John Bolton runs National Security Council

--MSM cheers Trump’s shift to criticizing Russia

--members of both parties denounce Syria and Russia before evidence is in, but ignore the clear evidence of Israel’s brutal killing of more Gaza protesters

--Andrew Yang is a Democrat running for president in 2020, and in our in-depth interview he presents as well-informed and fairly progressive

--Scott Pruitt hangs on as EPA boss, but his efforts to slash regulations may not survive, even if he does

--FBI agents raided offices of Trump lawyer Michael Cohen today, served warrants for details of Stormy Daniels hushmoney agreement

--Sinclair’s anchor chorus isn’t the first time corporate media has used coordinated talking points, as Medium blogger KB points out

--Sinclair contracts with anchors and reporters include “liquidated damages” if they want to resign

--Homeland Security seeks private contractor to spy on media worldwide and collect data

--Center for Reproductive Rights hits Mississippi with lawsuit aimed at overturning restrictions on abortion access

--Facebook’s team of 500 has prepped Zuckerberg for Congressional hearings tomorrow, and most of the questioners got donations from Facebook

--campaign finance watchdog Open Secrets reveals Robert Mercer’s role in group that use Facebook, Google to target anti-Muslim ads in 2016