Posted on Categories News & Comment

PBC News & Comment: John Bolton, the Cowardly Lion, Roars in New Book

Now that the threat of impeachment has safely passed, Bolton reveals that Trump abused power in Ukraine case, and others…--Bolton claims Trump asked China’s Xi to buy more US farm products, to help him win reelection, and OK’d treatment of Uighurs

--SecState Pompeo is meeting with Chinese counterpart in Hawaii today, and has publicly criticized China’s treatment of Uighurs

--China’s border clash with India produces bluster from both sides

--expanding its footprint of it war on the Kurds, Turkey strikes 150 targets in Iraq

--American racism is criticized at UN Human Rights Council

--was George Floyd’s encounter with cops a product of Muslim racism toward blacks? Moustafa Bayoumi explores this in op-ed

--Atlanta ex-cop Garrett Rolfe covered up shooting in 2015 of black man suspected of driving stolen truck

--in important commentary, Moira Donegan says sex assault victims have little to lose from defunding police

--FBI already is gathering data on police use of force, as Trump ordered yesterday, but only 40% of police agencies submit info

--2 black journalists accuse Pittsburgh Post-Gazette of unfair treatment

--racist stereotype brands Aunt Jemima’s and Uncle Ben’s are being retired

--NFL makes more moves to repair the damage to Colin Kaepernick

as investigation into armed vigilantes opens, we learn that New Mexico is a hotbed of armed white militias

--Air Force MP suspected in 2 separate police killings is tagged Boogaloo Boy

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

--bloodthirsty Bill Barr gives order to resume federal executions

--former boss of Bumblebee Tuna will do jail time after price-fixing conviction

--Trump immigration officials have used pandemic to delay swearing in new citizens, most of who are likely to vote for Democrats

--Facebook pledges to register millions of voters, and will allow users to opt-out of political ads

--TrumpCo’s blatant refusal of oversight of bailout money is matched by Dem delays in forming oversight operation

--in complicated divorce and custody case, CIA whistleblower John Kiriakou sues ex-wife and her employer, Northrop-Grumman, over false claim of “revenge porn”

--at ConsortiumNews, Elizabeth Vos notes that twin Epstein documentaries ignore his deep ties to intelligence