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PBC News & Comment: Insider Details Dems’ Bad Choices on Impeachment

Nine articles were drafted before Ukraine scandal emerged, and Democratic leaders bet the ranch on Trump’s “perfect” Zelenskey phone call…–Michael Cohen, who was convicted to following Trump’s orders, is snet home from prison, again

–Bush “surged” in Iraq, Obama “surged” in Afghanistan….both failures; Trump is “surging” in American cities: Chicago, Albuquerque, Kansas City

–Portland’s mayor, Ted Wheeler, was tear gassed by Trump’s storm troopers last night, alongside protesters he says “Hate my guts”

–Oregon attorney general gets hearing on request for injunction against federal deployment

NY Times reveals the history of federal forces on American streets

WashPost tries to explain how feds justify intervention, using lies and half-truths

–at The Nation, Ken Klippenstein details surveillance by CPB that skirts the law, too

–NY state legislature changed the law to end secrecy of police misconduct records, but a federal judge has put it on hold

–on House floor, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez destroys trash-talking Rep. Ted Yoho for abusive exchange

–Trump trashtweets Liz Cheney for blocking withdrawal of troops from Germany and Afghanistan, following “Russian bountygate” leaks

–at Shadowproof, Kevin Gosztola reports on Pentagon efforts to stop leaks, based on Obama-era surveillance of military

WikiLeaks ally Craig Murray will testify in Spanish investigation of surveillance of Assange at Ecuadorian embassy

–Ghislaine Maxwell loses plea to keep her dirty laundry in the hamper

–The Intercept reports on cruel treatment of sick prisoners at corporate-run immigration prison

WashPost says GOP leaders can’t agree on bailout package, NY Times says they have a tentative plan

–one in five workers is unemployed—more than 31 million

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

–at another sedate Trump ‘Rona briefing, he blames BLM protesters for spreading the virus

–NY Democrats skirmish over nursing home deaths and liability limits

–Pennsylvania meatpacking workers sue OSHA for failure to regulate Covid conditions

–Chinese researcher accused of lying on visa application hides out at China’s consulate in San Francisco

–in new video report, Glenn Greenwald revisits the US-backed coup in Bolivia last year

–Pepe Escobar reports on leaked documents that detail major money laundering scheme that led to chaos in Brazil