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PBC News & Comment: Mueller Report’s Omissions Raise More Questions

Gareth Porter says Mueller stoked Trump-Russia alarmism, as Larry C. Johnson identifies elements of Deep State conspiracy…Read Porter’s analysis here,

--and Larry Johnson’s article here

--FBI Director Wray defends the Bureau, as another framed American draws hefty sentence in terrorism plot set up by undercover agents

--CIA’s Vault 7 hacking tools were compromised by China while deployed by US, and North Korea and Russia had them in 2016, too

--China’s top trade negotiator is coming to Washington Thursday, as meetings and markets are roiled by Trump’s tweeted tariff threats

--Trump’s obstruction expands, as White House orders McGahn not to deliver records to Judiciary Committee and Mnuchin refuses to turn over Trump’stax records

--echoing PBC comments yesterday, Pelosi says Trump is goading Dems to impeach him and blasts Mitch McConnell for claiming “case closed”

--FOIA maniac Jason Leopold sued to force Justice Dept. to release a “redaction-lite” version of Mueller report

--reacting to Bolton’s saber rattling, Iran calls it “psychological warfare”

--CNN falsely reports that self-appointed Venezuelan “president” Guaido was elected in January

--Myanmar releases 2 Reuters journalists who won Pulitzers while in jail

--Trump pardons former US soldier who murdered unarmed Iraqi suspect

--Sen. Kamala Harris is first Dem prez candidate to denounce voter suppression

--during the arbitrary traffic stop that led to her jailing and death, Sandra Bland used her phone to shoot video that proves she was no threat to trooper

--Julian Assange got a prison visit from Pamela Anderson