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PBC News & Comment: Our Dear Tweeter Takes Us to New Low Point

In contemptible act, Trump live-tweets smears at Yovanovitch during her impeachment testimony, displaying his total contempt for accountability….--GOP defense is pathetic, launching spitballs and asking “where’s the whistleblower?”

--at ConsortiumNews, Ray McGovern offers “Ukraine for Dummies”

--Russiagate skeptic Aaron Maté retraces the origins of the John Brennan plot, with some new info

--Trump appeals tax returns case to Supreme Court, asserting wide immunity, and if he wins, the Court will have no credibility

--Erdogan plays Elvis in visit with Trump, humming “Return to Sender” as he hands back to Trump the offensive “don’t be a fool letter”

--as expected, Roger Stone is convicted of lying to Congress about his lies

--former ally of Stephen Miller leaks his emails, showing he repeatedly sent racist anti-immigration article ideas to Breitbart, 75 House Dems demand resignation

--new Guantanamo judge rules that prosecutors distorted and withheld evidence from defense in Nashiri case

--corporate media embrace new self-appointed interim president of Bolivia, who says Morales cannot run in new elections

--at GrayzoneProject, Leonardo Flores details the timeline of the coup

--in Facebook post, Bolivian trade unions report that the coup has triggered resistance

--in California, pressure builds on Gov. Newsom for public takeover of PG&E

--as Bloomberg gears up for presidential run, his aides are trying to clean up old sexist comments as they announce $100 million ad blitz

--oh, and former MA Gov. Deval Patrick is ready to ride to the rescue of Dems, too

--neither one will be on the debate set next week, with 10 candidates qualifying

--Twitter clarifies its political ad ban

--Go see Ford. V. Ferrari, a new auto racing action movie with a great story line

--one of San Francisco’s most respected defense lawyers, Patrick Hallinan, recently passed at age 84