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PBC News & Comment: Trump Hammered for “Treason” After Putin Meeting

After meeting with Putin in Helsinki, Trump’s blasted by members of both parties for “treason”, conveniently framed by Mueller indictments….--while Trump is a huge embarrassment, and does undermine US interests in many ways, the media firestorm here has a huge political component

--Putin offers several denials of Russian interference, and offers to let Mueller interview the suspects named in the indictment, if US reciprocates

--in reaction to Mueller’s Firday the 13th indictments, Joe Lauria and Ray McGovern/Bill Binney offer strong comments at ConsortiumNews

--at The Intercept, James Risen prematurely says “I told you so”

--based on anonymous sources, NY Times says British investigators blame GRU for alleged Novichok incidents in England

--The Times is one of 3 media outlets offered a peak by Israel at 15-year-old documents stolen from Iran

--violence escalates as Israel pounds Gaza in retaliation for rocket launches

--Netanyahu supports apartheid law that even outrages some Zionists

--investigative reporter and author Yasha Levine shows that Electronic Frontier Foundation fights government—but not corporate—surveillance in new interview