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PBC News & Comment: Trump Slammed by Dems, Media, and Some Republicans

Russiagate noose tightens as media, Democrats and some Republicans offer false binary choices: believe Putin or the US intelligence community….--common refrain is “Russia is not our friend”, as 27 GOP senators pledge allegiance to Intel community, for many the first separation from Trump

--Vice shows its alliance with Deep State actors in tone of its coverage and fakes “balance” with dismissive interview of Cohen and Mearsheimer

--Chris Wallace of Fox “News” asked Putin some tough questions

--listener Faith Peeples tipped us to Disobedient Media’s careful analysis of the latest Mueller indictment

--accused Russian agent Maria Butina is in custody, but not subject of Mueller investigation, suspected of linking Putin to NRA

--the Netanyahu apartheid law mentioned yesterday here drew protests in Israel last weekend, prompting revisions

--FCC chair Ajit Pai, who changed the rules to grease the Sinclair expansion, now has some doubts

--California Democrats overwhelmingly endorsed Sen. Feinstein’s challenger, Kevin de Leon

--while national Dems are opposing Brett Kavanaugh’s SCOTUS nomination over abortion rights, many Dem candidates avoid the topic