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PBC News & Comment: FISA Court Report Shows FBI Abuses Surveillance Rules

Trevor Aaronson reports on declassified FISA court ruling from 2018, showing that FBI accessed phone calls 3 million times in one year….--first, an update on power shutoffs and wirldfire risk in California

--read Trevor Aaronson’s report here

--Kevin Gosztola reports that surveillance of Assange and his guests—including Americans—was shared with CIA and FBI

--ConsortiumNews reports on British exports of spy gear to repressive governments, violating British law

--NBC and CNBC reporters are linked to the arrest of alleged national security leaker, Henry Frese, and one of the reporters was living with Frese

--as Turkey’s invasion of Syria expands, Erdogan threatens to send 3 million Syrian refugees to Europe if leaders there call his attack an “occupation”

--Haaretz reports that Syria has made an offer to the Kurds to join Assad’s forces

--in bizarre comment, Stable Genius says the Kurds only care about “their land” and didn’t fight with the US in WW2

--as trade talks with China stall, Trump triggers stock market surge with pledge that he will intervene to stop the stupid trade war he started

--Apple caves to Beijing, pulls App “HK” that protesters use to share info on police, as the protesters rally for release of jailed activist

--Jane Sanders delayed confirming that Bernie had a heart attack because her daughter-in-law got a cancer diagnosis and died suddenly

From the impeachment file….

--Joe Biden makes clear call for impeachment, as his campaign slams NY Times for its reporting on Biden-Ukrainegate

--2 pals of Rudy Giuliani have been arrested for campaign violations after making $325,000 contribution to Trump PAC

--VP Mike Pence is notably evasive in interview about Ukraine

--Trump buddy Michael Pillsbury says he got info on Hunter Biden in China, then walks it back

--NY Times runs editorial and op-ed urging Pelosi and the House to fight back against Trump’s stonewalling with aggressive moves