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PBC News & Comment: As GOP Rests in Trump Trial, Bolton Accounts Linger

Trump’s legal team wrapped up after only 2 hours, trying to ignore Bolton’s accounts of Trump’s Ukraine schemes and end the trial…--more leaks from Bolton’s book draft pressure GOP senators to ask to read it

--new reports portray a delusional authoritarian who likes dictators and does favors for them

--former NSC staffer Jonathan Stevenson offers ideas about Bolton’s motives

--NY Times editorial leans on GOP senators to end denial, face the music

--and MSNBC contributor, former US attorney Barbara McQuade argues that Trump’s tweets against Bolton may eliminate executive privilege claims

--in yesterday’s defense presentations, which included weird claims by Ken Starr and Alan Derschowitz, Pam Bondi’s attack on the Bidens will play well on Fox

--while visiting Trump to distract us from the trial, and to distract Israelis from his own corruption, Netanyahu withdraws immunity plea

--Trump declares peace in premature ejaculation used to distract

--at Guantanamo hearing, CIA torture consultant James Mitchell confirms there were other torture teams, including one run by “the Preacher”

--“stop Bernie” efforts are building, as NY Times skews report based on 30 undecided voters

--federal court overturns some election rules in Arizona, neutralizing some voter suppression efforts

--SecState Pompeo proves he’s a petty partisan, bumps NPR reporter from trip to Ukraine and other countries