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PBC News & Comment: Key Impeachment Witness Changes His Story

Gordon Sondland, who was one of first interviewed, modifies his “quid pro quo” comments to align with other witnesses’ testimony….--Rep. Adam Schiff announces first public hearings next week

--Sen. Rand Paul, Rush Limbaugh and Don Jr. push to expose CIA “whistleblower” as most media outlets refuse

--some GOP senators consider stunts during impeachment trial, including calling Joe & Hunter Biden to testify

--Justice Dept. inspector general and the Barr-Durham report are on the horizon

--trial of Roger Stone for lying to Congress is underway

--in leak enabled by right wing provocateurs Project Veritas, ABC anchor complains that networked spiked her reports on Jeffrey Epstein; watch the video here

--Trump displaces Native American Heritage Month with “National American History and Founders’ Month”, reports Natasha Lennard

--at MintPress, Alan McLeod derides Speaker Pelosi’s trash talk on Medicare for All

--Rep. Ayanna Pressley (D_MA) breaks ranks with the Squad by endorsing her home state senator, Elizabeth Warren

--off-year elections were good for Dems in Virginia and Kentucky, as San Francisco voters give edge to Chesa Boudin, a public defender with infamous parents

--Virginia woman who was photographed flipping the bird to Trump motorcade wins county election

--California mayors advance plan to turn utility PG&E into co-op

--Kevin Gosztola at Shadowproof reports on former CIA employee’s efforts to challenge Espionage Act indictments

--newly retired Parliament Speaker Bercow says Brexit is biggest mistake since WW2

--Ben Norton at Grayzone reports on think tank report called “Syria in the Gray Zone” which ignores Trump’s call for US withdrawal

--NY Times sounds alarm over Russian moves into Libya, politely refraining from calling out Obama for toppling Qaddafi