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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