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PBC News & Comment: Media Malpractice Leaves Rosenstein Hanging By Thread

Friday’s NY Times leaked gossip about Rod Rosenstein puts Deputy AG at risk of ouster, just the Gray Lady’s latest blunder….--Monday started with heavy speculation of Rosenstein removal, but Trump is at UN so confrontation is delayed to Thursday

--Andy McCabe denies leaking his memo of the meeting, so who did leak it?

--at ConsortiumNews, Joe Lauria slams NY Times for last week’s 10,000 word rehash of Russiagate

--last week, Ray McGovern was right: intel agencies killed Trump’s plan to declassify Russiagate documents

--The Guardian is blasted by former British Ambassador Craig Murray for “complete and utter fabrication” in last week’s report of scheme to move Assange to Russia

--renewed chaos in Kavanaugh confirmation, as new accuser surfaces just as Christine Ford agrees to testify on Thursday

--if Mark Judge doesn’t testify, salacious quotes from his book will be used by Dems

--rightly or not, Kavanaugh is being “Borked”, and TrumpCo is desperate to salvage the nomination

--Trump’s opening move at UN General Assembly was to ram through a vaguely defined global war on drugs

--Trump aides are trying to keep the orange combover on script, but fear he will go rogue with Iran and North Korea

--Iran is blaming US and Gulf allies for attack on military parade that killed 25

--Russia tweaks Israel with shipment of advanced anti-aircraft system

--as the “Whatever War” grinds on to Year 18 in Afghanistan, body counts are kept secret because the Taliban is killing lots of Afghan troops

--copying Trumpism, Italy’s new far right government abolishes protections for migrants

--in new interview at WhoWhatWhy, Harvard migration expert Jacqueline Bhabha puts migration issues in context, and slams Trump over family separation

--deportation is imminent for Illinois pastor with legal residency who voted once, 12 years ago

--SiriusXM satellite radio buys online music service Pandora