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PBC News & Comment: Trump Moves to Hammer Dems With Russiagate

Unless Barr’s summary is misleading, Trump’s attacks on Dems and the media anchors who promoted Russiagate will benefit Individual 1….–pivoting to offense, White House demands resignation of Rep. Adam Schiff as Sen. Lindsey Graham wants to investigate Obama’s FBI and DOJ people

–at NY Times, Farhad Manjoo slams corporate media without singling out NY Times

–at MintPress, Alan McLeod also calls out media malfeasance

–at ConsortiumNews, Caitlin Johnstone lists people to thank, starting with Maddow

–also at Consortium, Jonathan Cook offers 30,000-foot view

–eager to change the subject, Dems “pivot” to defend Obamacare from Texas lawsuit now embraced by Trump “Justice” Dept.

–in broadside to Medicare for All, NY Times report asks us to worry about the future of the predatory health insurance industry

–Trump teams with Netanyahu to divide Americans and meddle in Israeli election, as Bibi Skypes into AIPAC with attack on Rep. Ilhan Omar

The Intercept’s Alex Kane exposes the role of Adam Milstein, a convicted fraudster, in funding pro-Israeli organizations that muzzle BDS and attack critics of Israel

–as expected, the House was unable to override Trump’s veto of the bill to kill his emergency decree to steal funding for The Wall

–not expected, all charges are dropped for TV actor Jussie Smollett

–TrumpCo defies judge’s order to release Palestinian ex-convict tied to Jose Padilla case after serving 15 years in prison

–updates on political prisoners Chelsea Manning, and Julian Assange

–as taxi-killer Lyft readies an IPO for this week, its drivers are protesting pay cuts intended to show investors a path to profit

–controversial lawyer Michael Avenatti is charged with attempted extortion of Nike, and Mark Geragos is possible co-defendant

–Lithuanian man pleads guilty to scamming over $100 million from Google and Facebook