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PBC News & Comment: Avenatti’s “Train” Charges Derail Kavanaugh Confirmation

As GOP tries to railroad Kavanaugh confirmation, Avenatti presents third accuser who says Kavanaugh was present during gang rape scenes….--first with Stormy Daniels, then Michael Cohen, and now Julie Swetnick, Michael Avenatti has become the anti-Trump

--second accuser, Deborah Ramirez, is willing to testify tomorrow, but is being ignored by Republicans on the committee

--as expected, the old Republican white guys aren’t willing to skewer the accuser themselves, so they have subbed out the dirty work to female prosecutor from Phoenix, Rachel Mitchell

--the original accuser, Christine Blasey Ford, is scheduled to testify Thursday

--Kavanaugh has rehearsed his “limited hangout” testimony

--TrumpCo’s spin on Kavanaugh and Donald’s comic UN moment are comical

--a number of key nations refused to sign on to Trump’s new war on some drugs at UN

--Trump visits with Netanyahu at UN, promises Jared’s peace plan in 2-3 or 4 months

--presiding over Security Council, Trump accuses China of interfering in this year’s elections

--NY Times exposes “USA Really” website as dangerous Russian propaganda operation, but it’s just silly

--our well-informed Swiss listener, Olivier de Mirleau tips us to remarkable documentary that exposes Bill Browder and the Magnitsy Act by Andrei Nekrasov, watch it here

--listener Linda Lewis shares report on media panel that was disrupted by honest questions from Reuters reporter Mike Stone, watch it here