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PBC News & Comment: Trump Keeps Lying About Separation of Immigrant Families

Instead of his “zero tolerance” policy, Trump blames nonexistent law for separations, but Obama’s deportation practices were pretty bad, too….--Trump spreads fear and misinformation, hoping to force Congress to build the wall in order to free hostage kids and Dreamers

--Laura Bush and other Republicans join Democrats in denouncing separation, but don’t blame Trump personally

--Kellyanne Conway and DHS boss Kirstjen Nielsen repeat Trump’s lie, and add a few new ones

--Nielsen’s claim that asylum seekers are admitted at ports of entry is proven false by Debbie Nathan’s report at The Intercept 

--at Shadowproof, Brian Sonenstein reviews Obama’s record on deportation and family separation, and it’s not pretty

--Trump seems to hope that immigration fights will bring down the Merkel government in Germany

--WashPost columnist Paul Waldman raises questions about role of NY FBI office in Clinton loss, but answers could tilt either way

--George Papadopolous has a new wife, who defends him by saying he was suspected of being an agent for Israel

--while some Israelis flew kites with candy over Gaza, IDF fighters conducted 4 airstrikes aimed at Palestinian kite flyers

--in snarky example of yellow journalism, NY Times reports on skeptics of the Skripal story, in order to dismiss their doubts

--in unanimous avoidance of gerrymandering impacts, SCOTUS deflects two cases on technical grounds

--North Carolina is the test lab for GOP voter suppression schemes, and Republicans refuse to stop

--at Truthdig, Chris Hedges offers blistering indictment of Bernie Sanders for selling out to Democrats

--at ConsortiumNews, John Pilger leads call for Australia to bring Assange back home

--when prosecutors railroad innocent people into prison, they face no consequences, says Nina Morrison in op-ed

--Pennsylvania finally paroles the first member of Move, wrongly convicted for cop killing in 1978