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PBC News & Comment: In Flynn Case, Barr’s Intervention Is ‘Gross Abuse of Power’

Retired judge who reviewed Barr’s effort to dismiss Flynn charges called basis “not credible”, says perjury should factor in sentencing…


--Federal Reserve expects high unemployment for years and a slow recovery

--Fed’s “Main Street Lending Program” changes rules to allow oil companies to get bailouts, even though they were near collapse from oil glut before Covid

--poll shows strong opposition to bailouts for lobbyists and trade groups

--Mnuchin says more relief money will be needed, but targets unnamed industries, not state and local governments

--even though NC and FL are showing increase in cases, Republicans are planning to move the August convention from Charlotte to Jacksonville

--George Floyd’s brother, Philonese, testified to House Judiciary today, says they lynched his brother over $20

--Minneapolis police department suspends negotiations with cops’ union

--in Albany, NY state legislature votes to repeal section 50-a, which kept police misconduct records secret

--in West Virginia case, appeals court rules against cops who shot immobilized suspect 22 times

--Buffalo activist Martin Gugino draws support after Trump trash-tweeted him

--Twitter explains why Trump’s tweet against Gugino wasn’t tagged or deleted

001,300 former DOJ employees demand review of AG Barrr’s role in protest crackdown

--TV show Cops, which glorifies strongarm policing, is cancelled after 32 years

--Trump strongly opposes renaming military bases named for Confederate leaders

--fired State Dept. Inspector General reports he was bullied over investigations of Pompeo

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

--EU says China is behind virus disinformation

--WHO leader amends her comment about asymptomatic transmission

--as early reports indicated, Georgia’s primary was badly botched

--as Russian bombers buzz the Alaskan coast, Moscow agrees to disarmament talks