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PBC News & Comment: Is Mueller Show Ready to Wrap?

Rumors abound that Mueller will submit report to new AG Barr soon, but nobody seems to know what happens next….--Neal Katyal, who helped write the special counsel rules, says to expect brief report that can fuel congressional investigations or impeachment

--Rosen is nominated to replace Rosenstein as Deputy AG

--in new in-depth interview, intelligence expert James Bamford reveals the truth about Russian Maria Butina

--with dubious evidence, Politico reports that online disinformation aimed at Democrats running for president “suggests the involvement of foreign state actors”

--the proven election fraud in North Carolina was committed by paid American operatives, not Russians

--as the US meddles in Venezuela, Max Blumenthal takes us to a fully stocked supermarket

--actor Jussie Smollet is now a suspect, Chicago police say he staged the reported assault because he wanted a raise

--Coast Guard lieutenant is arrested after plotting to kill Dems and media figures, and no paid FBI informant is mentioned in initial reports

--Britain’s Labor leader Corbyn finally articulates Brexit alternatives

--the Dutch historian who upset Davos with talk of taxes wallops Tucker Carlson, and releases the interview that Fox didn’t air

--after years of denials, FBI admits it shares Terrorist Watch List with 1,400 groups

--NY Times reports that goals of Green New Deal are achievable, at a price

--the administration plans new climate change panel led by happy denier

--Wall Street embraces disaster capitalism at home, raising investment for “opportunity funds” enabled by Trump’s corporate tax package of 2017