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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