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PBC News & Comment: My Congressman Stands Up for Impeachment

Rep. Jared Huffman, interviewed by PBS and NY Times, bucks timid Dem party leaders and makes strong call for Trump impeachment…--the PBS video is here, and NY Times report is here

--in March, Huffman told me he personally supported impeachment, but hedged on Pelosi’s resistance; the interview is here, impeachment topic starts at about 29:00

--while GOP House and Senate members aren’t defecting yet, a wave of GOP legislators are bailing on the Republican party due to Trump

--as Dems dither on impeachment, an emboldened Trump expands his defiance of the courts to Congressional investigations, tries to stonewall all of them

--fuzzy on basic civics, Individual 1 says he will ask his buddies on the Supreme Court to intervene if he is impeached

--in rare public comments, Crown Prince Jared says Mueller probe was a “big distraction”

--still mining the Mueller report, WashPost tries to find “collusion” between Trump campaign and WikiLeaks,and re-examines the Steele dossier

--Kim Jong-un is meeting Vlad Putin in Vladivostok tomorrow

--at ConsortiumNews, Pepe Escobar slams Trump’s effort to force other nations to honor US sanctions on Iran

--CodePink’s Medea Benjamin and others are staging protective occupation of Venezuela’s embassy in Washington

--NY Times compares Beto O’Rourke and Pete Buttigieg, who seem to be chasing the same voters

--the armed vigilantes at the border have been forced out by local authorities, and at The Intercept, Ryan Devereaux offers history of border militas

--wealthy Disney heiress slams the Disney company for “naked indecency” in low wages for its workers

--2 new reports about the FBI: targeting of Black Identity Extremists compared to Cointelpro, and FBI was involved in movie about Deep Throat