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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