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PBC News & Comment: Kaspersky Labs Exposed Accused NSA Data Thief

NSA contractor Harold Martin collected secrets for 20 years, was reported to NSA after he contacted Kaspersky labs in Russia….Politico broke the story, riddled with irony, as Kaspersky has been banned from doing business with US govt agencies due to Russiagate

–as Manafort lawyers accidentally reveal details of his alleged lies to prosecutors, NY Times claims that its speculation is “clearest evidence to date” of collusion

–Rod Rosenstein reportedly preparing to exit Justice Dept after new AG starts

–Trump delivers on Dems depiction of him, throwing hissy fit and stomping out of meeting after Pelosi says no to his Wall

–in last night’s brief “speech” Trump posed as a humanitarian with a wall that will end migrants’ misery, lying to sustain his fake crisis

–fact checkers worked diligently on Trump’s remarks, but missed the one about the alleged California cop killer

–Schumer and Pelosi made some valid rebuttals, but the optics were bad

–hours after new CA Gov. Newsom joined Oregon and Washington leaders in request for federal help on fire prevention, Trump tweets misspelled threats

–Gitmo transcript indicates CIA Director Bloody Gina Haspel may have run black site at Guantanamo

–in Florida, former felons begin to register to vote, based on November ballot initiative

–Tennessee governor grants clemency to Cyntoia Brown, who says she was victim of sex trafficking

–veteran labor reporter David Bacon reveals the winning strategy that led major strike by hotel workers in San Francisco