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PBC News & Comment, 5.8.20: In Megyn Kelly Interview, Biden Accuser Details Her Claims

Tara Reade adds new details in TV interview as ex-husband’s court documents refers to Biden incident and Reade’s emotional state…–smalltown newspaper, The Tribune of San Luis Obispo, digs up documents related to Reade’s request for restraining order, which he says was unwarranted

NY Times picks up the story, and actually credits The Tribune

–so far, we only have preview excerpts from the Kelly interview

–Reade now represented by NY lawyer who also represented Weinstein accusers, who donated $55,000 to Trump, and other attorney who worked for Sputnik

–Sen. Dianne Feinstein, who withheld disclosures of Christine Blasey Ford, attacks Reade

–the best unpacking of Reade’s efforts to surface her story is by Vox reporter Laura McGann

–as expected, Trump praises his lackey Bill Barr for attempting to withdraw charges against Mike Flynn, and says his FBI director is on thin ice

–Neal Katyal and other Gergetown Law professor hammer the Flynn flip by DOJ

–in fresh, in-depth interview, Alison Weir explains the newly-exposed evidence of Trump campaign collusion with Israel, slams media outlets that forced disclosure for failing to report on this explosive story

–after months of inaction, Georgia investigators arrest, charge white father and son in daylight killing of black jogger Ahmaud Arbery

–in response to armed white protesters who stormed Michigan capitol last week, black lawmaker is escorted into the building by armed black posse

–in Brooklyn, 34 of 35 people stopped for social distancing violations are black or brown

–in bizarre statement, HHS Secretary Azar says Covid infections in meat packing plants are brought from home by underpaid workers

–in Ohio, employers are told to snitch on workers who don’t want to return to work

–with half of American workers operating from home, employers are using various kinds of spyware to monitor their productivity

–China is reported to have sophisticated new hacking tools

–our daily Covid-19 update, prepared by Linda Lewis

–tax-exempt Catholic parishes are getting bailout money

–at The Grayzone, Ben Norton reports charges that Pulitzer winning story in NY Times was lifted from Russian media outlet

— also at Grayzone, Anya Parampil gets interview with co-founder of security firm that tried to topple Maduro in Venezuela

–after Trump vetoed bill to limit warpowers with Iran, Senate fails to override

–controversial “Plandemic” video featuring Judy Mikovits attacking Fauci is taken down by social media sites