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PBC News & Comment: US Tips It Can Hit Russia’s Power Grid

In apparent official, approved leak, NY Times reports that US Cybercommand has malware in Russian power grid…like Venezuela blackout?…–at ConsortiumNews, Caitlin Johnstone notes that The Times says that spooks aren’t telling Trump about it, for fear he’d leak it

–America’s credibility hits new low with unproven allegations against Iran

–Caitlin Johnstone lists 7 reasons to doubt US claims

–at MintPress, Whitney Webb cites new study that Israel has about 100 nukes, and its Dimona reactor site is leaking, and Webb comments in new in-depth interview

–Webb comments on the abusive use of anti-semitism to silence critics, and the head of Berlin’s Jewish Museum quits after tweet about BDS

–Mohamed Morsi, Egypt’s first democratically elected president who was abandoned by Obama during 2013 coup, keels over and dies in courtroom

–2 years after Pentagon vowed to rout Islamic State from Afghanistan, the goal has been reduced to containment

–at ConsortiumNews, Ray McGovern uses court filings in Roger Stone case to show that FBI accepted Crowdstrike’s findings of Russian hacking of DNC, with no final report

–it’s decision time at the Supreme Court, which continues to evade decisions on gerrymandering and gay wedding cakes, but did rule on double jeopardy

–more than 500 African migrants were picked up on Mexico border last week, and the youngest child separated from his parents was 4-month old from Romania

–Hong Kong protest leader Joshua Wong released as protests get results

–former AL Gov. Don Siegelman is released from probation a year early