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PBC News & Comment: In Trump Trial, Dems Fight GOP Cult of Deep Denial

Comments on Day 1 of the trial, plus Glenn Greenwald fights Bolsonaro’s hacking charges, ConsortiumNews and Tulsi Gabbard file libel claims….–Ed Snowden defends Greenwald as Brazil tries to block his exposes of corruption by the anti-corruption prosecutor, and Kevin Gosztola offers good coverage

–Tulsi Gabard files $50 million libel case against Hillary Clinton for her “Russian asset” smear

ConsortiumNews files libel notices against Canadian spy agency and TV network over false claims that it’s part of Russian propaganda campaign

–Media Malpractice: The Grayzone reports new evidence that chemical weapons agency falsified report of Syrian chemical events in Douma in 2018

CNN national poll shows Sanders up 7 points in a month, leads Biden and others

–Biden and Sanders trade criticism over Social Security, as Trump tells Davos news conference he predicts cuts

–PBC comments on NY Times endorsement of Warren, Klobuchar

–hints surface of imminent peace agreement with Taliban in Afghanistan

–investigators for Jeff Bezos say Amazon founder’s phone was hacked by phone of Saudi prince MBS

–Grammy organization is roiled by suspension of chief executive, who says her predecessor retired after rape charge, got payoff

–Monty Python co-founder and movie director Terry Jones dies at 77

From the impeachment file: Your humble host comments on many aspects of the trial, from his own notes and various media commentary.