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PBC News & Comment: NSA Veteran Bill Binney Dismisses Mueller Indictments

Former NSA technical director Bill Binney says Mueller indictments are “based on fabrications” as he analyses July 13 Russiagate indictments….--is Trump ready to "wag the dog", and attack Iran? Australian sources say planning is underway

--Trump attacks Michael Cohen over Cohen’s claim that Trump knew in advance about the June 2016 meeting with Russians, who leaked it?

--Trump heaps praise on Trump for rosy economic reports

--Putin invites Trump to meet in Moscow

--deadline passes as hundreds of kids are not reunited with parents

--in another cruel and irrational move, Trump wants to cut work permits for spouses of H1-B visa holders

--acting EPA boss overturns Pruitt’s last act, regarding diesel “glider” trucks

--mixed signals regarding Assange’s status at London embassy of Ecuador

--in UK, 3 Jewish newspapers join up to attack Labor party leader Corbyn

--US restores suspended funds to Egypt, despite no change in human rights by al-Sisi

--#MeToo update: CBS boss Les Moonves awaits charges in New Yorker story, and actor Ed Westwick is cleared of rape claims

--Sen. Pat Leahy sets up Center for Restorative Justice in Vermont

--federal judge allows suit challenging census question on citizenship

--Dept. of Education scuttles Obama rules on for-profit colleges

--cabinet officials launch broadside against “Medicare for all”

--Bernie Sanders’ campaign official Tad Devine confirms he has talked to Mueller investigators about work he did in Ukraine with Manafort

--WashPost cites factors that support Dem takeover of House in midterms

--Thomas Frank is taking a break from writing newspaper columns, and his last plea is to Democrats to stop betraying movements that support them

--California’s rogue public utility, P G & E, wants to shift liability to ratepayers, and is pressuring Gov. Brown