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PBC News & Comment: Russiagate’s Dead End: Mueller Won’t Indict Trump

Rudy Giuliani says Mueller has given assurances he won’t try to indict Trump while in office, impeachment is the only option….–one year after Mueller was appointed, there’s no public evidence of DNC hacking or Russian “collusion”, Trump now claims FBI embedded “spies” in his campaign

–yesterday’s NY Times report on operation Crossfire Hurricane alluded to “government informant” who met with Page and Papadopolous, no other details

–Senate Intel leaders use carefully constructed language to agree with the same kind of lingo in intel reports, creating false impression of proof of Russian election meddling that helped Trump

–US has normalized relations with Qatar after spat, and Kushners get cash infusion from Qatari fund….coincidence?

–as Mitch McConnell engineers Haspel confirmation without more debate, Jeremy Scahill details torture impact on one of her victims

–in staged meeting with California Republicans, Trump spews more hate, calls some immigrants “animals” and says Oakland mayor obstructed justice

–GOP governor candidate in Georgia exploits Trump’s hate with “deportation bus”

–some Repub House candidates are working to force a vote on DACA, but GOP leaders fear it will be seen as “soft” by Trump voters in November

–in retaliation for reported machine gun fire from Gaza, Israeli airstrikes hit two sites in Gaza City

NY Times columnist Bret Stephens blames the Palestinians for just about everything

–Jewish American Dr. David Glick explained this mutual “projective identification” in a 2014 Tikkun commentary

–in symbolic vote, Senate narrowly passes bill to extend Net Neutrality

–after months of wrangling with progressives, DNC appears ready for major changes to superdelegates and primary rules