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PBC News & Comment: Trump Claims Executive Privilege Over Mueller Report Redactions

In his latest act of obstruction, Individual 1 makes 11th inning claim of executive privilege, Pelosi calls him “self-impeachable”…--Trump goes all in, betting that a new Democratic “witch hunt” via impeachment would deliver him the 2020 election

--second day in a row, Nancy “Impeachment is off the table” Pelosi talks about impeachment

--exactly one year since Trump breached the Iran nuclear agreement, Iran threatens to enrich uranium in move to get Euro nations to break US sanctions

--China is also pushing back on the Bully-in-Chief’s tariff threats

--NY Times reports on Trump’s taxes from 1985-94, with Donnie reporting biggest losses by individual taxpayers….he’s the #1 loser

-prisoner Michael Cohen lets actor Tom Arnold release phone recording about Cohen’s intervention to keep sex photos of Jerry Falwell, Jr. secret

--at The Intercept, formerly respected reporter James Risen continues his curious support of Russiagate with selective criticism of Mueller report

--Sen. Ron Wyden presses DHS and surveillance vendor about monitoring of First Amendment protests of Trump’s child separation policies

--new data show the cruelty and bias of immigration under Trump: only 62 Syrian refugees were admitted to US in fiscal 2018

--in gift to Trump, ostensibly-liberal 9th Circuit decision allows policy that sends asylum applicants back to Mexico to wait for US decision

--as a member of Arctic Council, US forced deletions of all references to climate change in latest report

--TV host Busy Philipps blasts Georgia governor for signing new law that bans abortion at about 6 weeks of pregnancy

--as Uber readies IPO, drivers go on strike and we learn that Uber’s next target of disruption is public transit