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PBC News & Comment: Looks Like Those “False Flag” Claims Were False

With arrest of MAGA extremist in South Florida, the ignorant speculation by Trump and allies of Left conspiracy quickly evaporates….–56-year-old Cesar Sayoc is registered Republican with criminal record, including past bomb threats

–WashPost has handy list of the verbal attacks Trump has made on the targets

–hours before the arrest, Trump tweeted his regret that “bomb stuff”is displacing his fear-mongering on migrants in media coverage

–Trump plans to issue executive order on Tuesday, closing the southern border to migrants of certain nations

–from the previous caravan last spring, 93% of 401 people wre granted asylum hearings

–recovering torturer and CIA Director Gina Haspel briefed Trump on Khashoggi assassination on return from Turkey yesterday

–Craig Murray, former UK ambassador, has interesting intel on Haspel’s visit to Turkey

–at ConsortiumNews, Daniel Lazare has a good analysis, and so does Gareth Porter at Middle East Eye

–comedian Lee Camp, host of RT’s Redacted Tonight, explains how Russians write his scripts

Buzzfeed runs story on Russian trolls that’s loaded with data on Twitter bots, then admits that there is no known impact from all that “meddling

–John Bolton extended an invitation for Putin to visit Washington at Moscow meeting this week

–Greg Palast confirms that Georgia’s Brian Kemp purged 340,000 voters who had not moved

–in Minnesota, Keith Ellison is losing in polls for AG race, after former girlfriend accused him of emotional abuse

–Megyn Kelly is being terminated by NBC for low ratings and dumb comments about blackface