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PBC News & Comment: In Capitol Hearings, St. Bob Mueller Stonewalls Both Sides

Mueller’s testimony frustrates all sides, providing little meaningful commentary as he dodged dueling conspiracy theories served up by Dems, Repubs….–based on initial reports, no questions asked for evidence for his claims of Russian hacking, just lots of partisan posturing

–Rep. Ted Lieu (D-CA) thought he got Mueller to confirm that he would’ve indicted Trump for obstruction if he weren’t president, but Mueller took it back

–as usual, the hearings were mostly filled with rants that occasionally ended in a question, which Mueller dodged or outright refused to answer

–Russiagate skeptic Aaron Maté launches new video news show on Grayzone, called Pushback, and first interview is with Prof. Stephen Cohen

–only 16 Democrats in the House voted against ugly measure which condemns BDS movement, we name names

in op-ed, Chase Madar notes that “the anti-Semitic comments that Omar never made….have become a load-bearing myth in US politics”

–25 years later, Joe Biden finally admits his crime bill was a major blunder, and now he’s against the federal death penalty, too

–federal judge in DC declines to block Trump’s illegal new asylum rules

–yesterday, PBC speculated that new British PM Boris Johnson would fire foreign secretary Jeremy Hunt on Thursday, but it happened today

–Iran makes first move to swap impounded tankers with UK

–FTC formally fines Facebook $5 billion, and imposes terms that won’t change much

–in sentencing memo, lawyers for Cesar Sayoc blame his mail bombing efforts on steroids, Fox “News” and Trump’s tweets

–listener Fred in Pennsylvania shares YouTube video from “muslim republican” who wants to expel leftists from America