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PBC News & Comment: Trump’s Dirty Payback Doesn’t Make Brennan a Hero

Trump reprises the Nixon enemies list with targeted security clearance revocations, and anti-Trumpers rewrite John Brennan’s dark, ugly history….–at Jacobin, Branko Marcetic recaps the scandalous pasts of Brennan, Clapper and Hayden

–Ray McGovern comments on Brennan, the “ringleader”

–spooks rally around Brennan’s “unparalleled integrity”

–Trump says Bruce Ohr at Justice Dept is “disgrace”, next on hit list

–PBC’s skepticism of Russiagate costs him another subscriber, as Mark Brodsky says he’s part of “purity police”

–as tech companies purge “fake news” purveyors like Alex Jones, Twitter bans Peter van Buren while giving InfoWars a one-week “time out”

–Manafort jury #1 deliberates after defense rested without witnesses, suggesting a pardon strategy that Trump doesn’t deny

–Trump is forced to cancel his silly military parade, blames DC leaders

–in Chicago on 50th anniversary of bloody convention, DNC is poised to roll back role of superdelegates, as Norman Solomon comments

–but DNC chair Tom Perez led effort to undermine ban on donations from fossil fuel PACs, as Kevin Gosztola reports

–Pennsylvania report and revelations about former cardinal McCarrick expose ongoing sex crimes and coverup in Catholic church

–CDC says 72,000 Americans died of drug overdose last year