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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