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PBC News & Comment: Trump Defies More Courts—on Asylum Laws

In wake of the purge at Homeland Security Dept., Trump loses 4th challenge to his willful defiance of asylum laws….–Judge rules “under the plain language of the law”…Trump can’t order asylum seekers to wait in Mexico

–amid multiple reports that Trump will renew family separation policy, Individual 1 denies it, and blames Obama for “cages”

WashPost has decent explainer on asylum process

–Trump raises the drawbridge of Fortress America, and declares it’s “full”

–the false claims are underscored by his widespread use of undocumented immigrants at his resorts and golf clubs

–in uneven op-ed, NY Times columnist Ross Douthat warns immigration hawks of potential disaster

–Trump now has an attorney general who acts like his personal attorney, and “Justice” Dept. is struggling to re-interpret Emoluments clause

–that same AG, Bill Barr, promises to release redacted Mueller report next week, and says Inspector General is investigating the Russiagate investigation

–Jerome Corsi is a moronic right wing nut; but he says Mueller tried to pressure him into guilty plea, threatens to sue if his info is released or leaked

–estimable Boston Globe columnist Stephen Kinzer laments “The Folly of ‘Russiagate’”

–2 California white guys announced for prez yesterday, 38-year-old Rep. Eric Swalwell and 89-year-old Mike Gravel

–Mike Pompeo tries to bury his announcement that 16 Saudis are banned from US over Khashoggi assassination, but MBS isn’t on the list

–last week, your humble host slammed NY Times for running anti-Maduro video message from daughter of Harvard professor who’s apologist for oligarchs, Anya Parampil goes deep at MintPress

–Trump hurts Americans with new $11 billion tariff threat to EU, hoping to benefit Boeing

–testimony about hate speech by Google execs was streamed live on YouTube, until hateful comments from viewers led to disabling comments

–Canadian listener Francis Blunt explains who Faith Goldy is