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PBC News & Comment: Trump Declares Kavanaugh “Innocent”

In tawdry photo op with former Justice Kennedy, Trump apologizes to Kavanaugh and rewrites confirmation hearings as “hoax” by Democrats….--in fresh in-depth interview, John Bonifaz argues for impeachment of Kavanaugh for perjury in 2004, 2006 and 2018

--at The Intercept, Eoin Higgins makes a good point: Obama’s refusal to prosecute Bush-era war criminals enabled promotions of Kavanaugh and CIA’s Haspel

--in surprise move, UN Ambassador Nikki Haley resigns

--as Trump ignores alarming UN climate report, Dutch appeals court upholds ruling to accelerate carbon reductions

--tensions between Turkey and Saudi Arabia grow over missing journalist Jamal Khashoggi, amid suspicion he was murdered at Saudi consulate in Istanbul

--NY Times uses Bellingcat, a dubious news outlet, to identify suspects in Skripal poisoning

--Greg Palast issues new voter purge alert for Indiana on last day for registration

--the accusations against Keith Ellison by former girlfriend are hard to evaluate

--Bill and Hillary Clinton plan arena tour to tell stories, pocket millions

--at Shadowproof, Kevin Gosztola reports on more bad treatment of Reality Winner on a circuitous route to her new prison home in Texas

--in bold move that breaks ranks with San Francisco tech moguls, Marc Benioff says “Tax me!” to pay for homeless programs