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PBC News & Comment: Strzok Says FBI Was Blocked From Reviewing Clinton Foundation Emails

Ex-FBI official Peter Strzok says Clinton email investigation excluded communications between Foundation and State Dept. under agreement with DOJ…--newly released transcript of interview last summer quotes Strzok “we did not have access”

--at Truthout, Aaron J. Leonard advises skepticism of the FBI and Mueller

--documents released by court show Mueller was spying on Michael Cohen’s email starting in July, 2018

--NY Times goes deep on Trump’s 20-year run with Deutsche Bank: he kept “schlonging” the bank, and it kept loaning him big bucks

--NY Times offers excellent, interactive review of California wildfires caused by PG&E’s negligence

--at The New Republic, Mark Weisbrot details the ugly coalition supporting regime change in Venezuela

--again, SCOTUS backs Trump with narrow interpretation of federal law, enabling deportation of immigrants with minor crimes, even ancient ones

--a 40-year-old Mexican immigrant died in US custody in El Paso yesterday

--at Shadowproof, Kevin Gosztola reminds us that Chelsea Manning is till in jail for refusing to testify in WikiLeaks investigation, and recaps critical history

--state of West Virginia sues Catholic diocese for knowingly employing pedophiles, under consumer protection law

--in GOP party-line vote, Missouri senate votes to nullify all federal gun control laws

--Bernie was right about Wall Street’s “trillion dollar bailout”, says Matt Taibi, correcting WashPost fact-checker

--The Guardian smears Tulsi Gabbard as Steve Bannon’s favorite Dem

--Elizabeth Warren calls for end to Electoral College

--new models of voting machines can be manipulated, reports WhoWhatWhy

--despite election fraud around mail-in ballots being exposed in NC, California is moving to all-mail voting

--after resisting for years, Facebook agrees to remove ad targeting that allows discrimination in housing, jobs

--Otis Boone is now free, after 8 years in prison based on false eyewitness ID

--Dick Dale, King of the Surf Guitar, dies at 81 Here’s a PBC favorite, “Ghost Riders in the Sky”