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PBC News & Comment: Rudy Giuliani Channels Anthony Scaramucci

In tactical disclosure to friendly Hannity, Giuliani launches new version of Stormy Daniels case, proves Trump and Cohen lied, bigly…--at first, it appeared Giuliani had gone rogue, but Trump’s Thursday tweets confirm that he’d rather be seen as a liar than campaign finance criminal

--Comey and Giuliani trade insults on Twitter over Rudy’s comment about FBI stormtroopers

--Giuliani is upset that Cohen’s call with Trump was probably wiretapped

--Trump continues attacks on his Republican team at “Justice Dept.”

--at The Nation, Aaron Maté asks important questions about Mueller’s endgame, which may be disappointing to most anti-Trumpers

--The Nation deserves credit for presenting many views of Russiagate, but my old pal Bob Dreyfuss slimes former Sen. Lincoln Chafee with flimsy claims

--at ConsortiumNews, Caitlin Johnstone defends Jill Stein against smears for using “Kremlin talking points”

--NY Times confirms that Trump secretly ordered Green Berets to Saudi-Yemen border in January

--as Netanyahu served up lies about Iran, the Knesset was passing dangerous legislation allowing Netanyahu expansive new war powers

--Palestinian leader Abbas is accused of anti-Semitism in rambling speech

--new reports say 27 additional women have accused Charlie Rose of harassment

--House chaplain withdraws his resignation, in holy challenge to Paul Ryan

--the formerly-liberal 9th Circuit appeals court here in SF sees conservatives revolt in case involving campaign contribution limits

--one of San Francisco’s visionary funsters has died; Gilbert Klein was a KFAT talk show host who invented Rockin’Bowl