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PBC News & Comment: Trump’s Acting Top Spook Unmasks Obama’s Unmaskers

BOMBSHELL! Acting DNI Ric Grenell declassifies list of Obama officials who requested “unmasking” of US persons wiretapped, including Mike Flynn…–as discussed with Scott Ritter, the “unmasking” and leaking of Mike Flynn’s phone call with Russian ambassador includes top FBI, Intel, and Obama administration people; so far, only Fox and WashPost are reporting it

–in Flynn case, Judge Sullivan invites comments on Barr’s move to dismiss the charges

ConsortiumNews and its late editor, Robert Parry, deserve special credit for promoting skepticism of the Russiagate conspiracy story

NY Times report airs out many Biden weaknesses, but steers clear of Obamagate

–in opinion column, Mitchell Abidor can’t figure out why young voters seem wary of sucking it up and voting for Biden, and fingers socialism

–California reports first case of patient who recovered from coronavirus infection, and is sick again

–Fresno Bee posts interactive map that shows 5 of 88 counties are hot spots, and 26 counties with almost no recent deaths or cases

–California legislature considers giving renters up to 10 years to pay deferred rents

–House Dems will vote on plan to allow remote voting

–our Covid-19 daily update, edited by Linda Lewis, with details on proposed HEROES act, the $3 trillion Dem relief package

–and The Intercept offers some critical analysis

–echoing health experts, Fed Chair Powell supports more bailouts to avert long term damage to economy

–under Covid fog, TrumpCo has almost completely blocked right to asylum at Mexican border

–Crown Prince Jared walks back comments suggesting that November election might be delayed

–at WhoWhatWhy, Gabriella Novello warns that mail-in voting will delay vote counts in November

–today’s SCOTUS remote oral arguments relate to the Electoral College and so-called “faithless voters”

NY Times scolds science reporter who called VP Pence a “sycophant”

Alternet posts fascinating interview with our favorite shrink, Dr. Justin Frank

–and British wag Nate White nails Trump in a few paragraphs