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PBC News & Comment: AG Bill Barr Faces Grilling on Capitol Hill

Trump’s personal lawyer who also plays Attorney General, Bill Barr, handles barrage of questions with deflection, dissembling, occasionally disarming responses…–Judiciary chair Jerry Nadler tries to use shame on Barr, with little effect

–ugly details of GOP bailout bill anger Dems, especially restoring money that Trump stole for The Wall, and new FBI building

–GOP also offers bupkis for cost of mail-in elections

–Greg Palast warns of the prospect of millions of rejected mail-in ballots as we discuss his new book, How Trump Stole 2020

–2 Trump-appointed federal appeals court justices refused to recuse, in Florida felon voting rights case

–about a thousand protesters rallied in Portland last night, as federal stormtroopers popped out occasionally with tear gas

–Portland is fining the feds for unpermitted fence at federal building, tab now stands at $200,000

The Intercept reports an Air Force surveillance plane is circling the Portland area

–Wall of Moms file new suit to stop the federal invasion

–as protesters expand to Nike HQ in Beaverton, a videographer is called a “snitch” and attacked more than one

–federal magistrate allow wrongful death suit by widow of LaVoy Finicum to proceed

–in Seattle, federal agents are departing as Black Lives Matter accuse Seattle police of ambushing demonstrators

–Seattle council members criticize cops for demanding unaired media footage

–Minneapolis police ID “umbrella man” seen breaking windows in first days of protest, and he’s not a cop

–recent riot in Richmond, VA was instigated by white supremacists impersonating BLM activists

–in Austin, new video shows cops shot and killed unarmed man, leading to weekend protests that left armed protester dead

–lawsuit says Trump campaign is hiding millions in media buying scheme

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

–Kevin Gosztola reports that National Whistleblower Center is warning of big fraud in fossil fuel industry

–global warming will add to racial injustice, experts say

–former top FBI agent Peter Strozk plugs his new book about Russiagate