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PBC News & Comment: Mueller Goes Easy on Mike Flynn

Special Counsel suggests little or no jail time for Mike Flynn, doesn’t charge him for his 2016 lobbying for Turkey….--lawsuit against Trump’s violations of Emoluments Clause move forward

--carbon emissions rose last year as oil consumption increases for 5th straight year

--ALEC works to increase emissions even more, pushing plans to kill electric vehicle subsidies

--in Georgia, nuclear power industry pumps cash into dark money campaign for state utility regulator board, aiming to stick ratepayers with nuke plant costs

--Georgia runoff favors Republican for top vote suppression post, Secretary of State

--Washington Gov. Jay Inslee joins other Dems in effort to block Sen. Joe Manchin from Energy Committee

--in Wisconsin, anti-democratic Republicans ram through bills to limit power of new Dem governor and attorney general

--Buzzfeed reveals the cash and drugs that fueled workers accused of manipulating mail-in ballots in contested Congressional race

--in battle of Brexit, PM May is found in contempt of Parliament, a first

--Trump’s tweets about trade war with China led to 800-point drop in Dow yesterday; markets are closed today for Bush funeral

--media goes to max hagiography for G.H.W. Bush, and Craig Unger reminds us of the bloody Bush/Saudi connection that remains in effect with MBS

--Joe Biden says Joe Biden is most qualified person to be president

--Trump administration formalizes threat to pull out of INF treaty, gives Russia 60 days to comply

--at Consortium News, Ray McGovern previews the Comey hearing this Friday

--Sheriff Joe is gone from Phoenix, but discrimination continues

--internal Facebook documents released by British committee show Airbnb, Netflix and Lyft got special access to user data

--CBS report shows that disgraced CEO Les Moonves got oral sex on demand, and lied to investigators, hoping to retain $120 million severance