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PBC News & Comment: Trump Leads Mudslinging for Kavanaugh

At latest mob rally in Mississsippi, Trump ridicules Ford’s account of Kavanaugh incident, and allies smear Ford, Swetnick and others…–Grassley uses former boyfriend of Blasey for weak attack on her polygraph exam, and testimony about it

–a guy who briefly dated Julie Swetnick says she told him she liked group sex

–Mitch McConnell says FBI report will only be shown to senators

–Trevor Aaronson, who has reported widely on FBI, cautions that background checks aren’t very thorough

–as of today, many prospective witnesses say they have not spoken to FBI

–hundreds of law professors sign letters opposing Kavanaugh

–in Minnesota, investigation finds accusations against Rep. Keith Ellison “unsubstantiated” as accuser fails to produce video she says proves them

Guardian uses aerial photos to show massive expansion of prison for immigrant kids in Tornillo, Texas

–new report slams family separations that resulted from “zero tolerance”

–after shaming Amazon into $15 minimum wage, Sen. Bernie Sanders files bill to break up Wall St. banks

–after lengthy investigation, NY Times releases lengthy report about Trump family tax scams and the truth about Donald’s source of wealth, his daddy

–there was a test of the new presidential alert system today, but my cellphone wasn’t included

–last week’s Facebook hack exploited shared log-ins between Facebook and other sites

–Putin calls Skripal a “traitor” and “scumbag”

–at Shadowproof, Kevin Gosztola gives good coverage of the trial of Chicago cop who killed Laquan McDonald