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PBC News & Comment: America is Confronting a Truth Emergency

Truth is victim of GOP power grab, as FBI’s politically-restrained “investigation” is shown to senators, Flake and Collins wavering….--our pal Roy Zimmerman serves up timely satire tune, W.I.M.P.

--five unreliable senators—two Dems—will determine Kavanaugh’s fate

--Dems just don’t seem to learn PBC’s key lesson: FBI can’t be trusted

--the list of credible witnesses who know Kavanaugh committed perjury is the list of people the FBI didn’t interview

--Barf O’Kavanaugh’s Yale roommate, Jamie Roche, knows that Kavanaugh lied under oath

--as Repubs see “no corroboration” in FBI report, Dems strongly disagree, but rules prevent them from being specific

--Trump ignorantly calls for “presumption of innocence” for Kavanaugh, but doesn’t extend it to other cases like Central Park 5

--here’s the link to my interview with Ken Burns and exonerated Raymond Santana of Central Park 5

--at The Intercept, Lee Fang details corporate support for Kavanaugh, and what they hope to get in exchange

--Harvard’s women’s diving coach is suspended after charges of unaddressed sexual violations of female divers in Indiana

--Public Citizen releases helpful analysis of Trump’s draft of NAFTA reform

--federal judge in San Francisco issues national injunction to block planned deportation of people displaced by natural disasters

--Buzzfeed profiled an Ohio woman who grabbed the Twitter account “Guccifer2” as a joke, drawing FBI interest and false claims of Russian collusion

--US charges 7 Russian “spies” for allegedly hacking related to sports doping, Skripal case and Syria

--Russian bots blamed for half of traffic aimed at dividing Star Wars fans

--Bloomberg reports that China inserted surveillance chips in motherboards used in American servers

--Mumia Abu-Jamal explains why all 27 prisons in Pennsylvania are locked down

--Standing Rock activist who was seriously injured by cops now faces prison time