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PBC News & Comment: Our #1 Snake Oil Salesman Is Using the Product

Successful dealers of dangerous drugs don’t use the products they sell; after pimping hydroxychloroquine for months, Trump says he’s taking it…–the drug is unproven for Covid-19, and has serious side effects; even Fox “News” anchor Neil Cavuto warns “this will kill you”

–profiteering alert: TrumpCo trumpets new contract to manufacture Covid-19 drugs in the US

–in Senate hearing, Trump toady Steve Mnuchin pitches fast restart, while the more realistic Fed Chairman Jerome Powell urges more bailout money, especially for states

–our Covid-19 Daily update, edited by Linda Lewis

–in fresh interview at WhoWhatWhy, election integrity reporter Gabriella Novello talks about mail-in voting and related issues

–in Israel, a rare conviction of Israeli settler accused of firebombing Palestinian family 5 years ago

–must-read: Max Blumenthal’s well-documented expose of American spying on Julian Assange at London embassy is revealing and fascinating

–also at Grayzone, Gareth Porter exposes fake claims of Iran-al Qaeda links that were reported after US assassination of Gen. Suleimani in January

–at ConsortiumNews, John Kiriakou and another CIA whistleblower argue that Intel IG Michael Atkinson deserved to be fired

–Trump’s highly partisan nominee to be director of national intelligence, John Ratcliffe, wins committee vote

–video shows that black mother and son were beaten by cops when the son tried to return a big screen TV at Sam’s Club

–new evidence that Ahmaud Arbery, the black jogger killed in Georgia in February, was tased by cops in 2017

–Stacey Abrams, who lost 2018 race for Georgia governor, is running for VP