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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