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PBC News & Comment: Message to Pelosi: Can We Begin to Impeach?

Federal judge in “emoluments” cases against Trump rules on definitions, showing that Congress could impeach without Russiagate or other issues….--but Dems are running a “middle of the road” strategy, so impeachment is off the table, again; Kevin Gosztola reports on Third Way conference

--Dem senators angling to run for president in 2020 back debt relief for Puerto Rico

--despite the evidence on Michael Cohen’s tape, Trump tries to claim that it clears him

--leaking again, White House advisors try to stop Trump from 25% tariff on auto imports

--Trump, who never admits a mistake, reverses decision to cut funding to Obamacare insurance stabilization program

--Maine’s idiot lame duck governor says he’ll go to jail rather than implement Medicaid expansion approved by voters

--Senators grill Mike Pompeo over Trump’s secret meeting with Putin in Helsinki

--experts warn that it could take years to reunite migrant parents and children separated at our border

--reacting to latest official explanation of Novichok incidents, Craig Murray asks key questions

--listener, subscriber, and whistleblower Linda Lewis posts report on the backlogs and failures of Office of Special Counsel, tasked with protecting whistleblowers

--under law signed by Obama, reporting of sexual abuse in prisons spikes


--this just in: Minnesota Supreme Court allows Valve Turners to proceed with “necessity defense”