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PBC News & Comment: Trump’s Self-Control on Dr. Ford Didn’t Last Long

After several days of remarkable (for Trump) restraint, our Dear Tweeter attacks Brett Kavanuagh’s accuser and “radical left-wing politicians”…–lawyers for Christine Blasy Ford appear to have forced GOP to delay hearings again, at least until next Thursday

–in op-ed, Rebecca Solnit says we keep blaming women for men’s failures

–former FBI #2 Andy McCabe says Rod Rosenstein talked about taping Trump meetings and invoking 25th Amendment last year; swift denial from Rosenstein

–under pressure, Trump does about face on declassifying Russiagate documents

–bragging about looser rules for US offensive cyberattacks, John Bolton reveals that China is tagged for hacking Office of Personnel Management

The Guardian reveals Russia’s secret plan to extract Julian Assange from embassy in London, which was called off at last moment

–the brutal war in Yemen is getting a little coverage in US, as The Intercept reports that former Raytheon lobbyist persuaded Pompeo to protect arms sales to Saudis

–email alert reports new violence in Gaza, 5 Palestinians killed by Israeli fire

–Death Row Records founder Suge Knight pleads ”no contest” in deal with 28-year prison sentence

–Montana studies North Dakota’s crackdown on Standing Rock protests in preparation for militarized response to expected protests of pipeline construction

–one of Chicago’s most brutal cops, John Burge has died; Shadowproof reports