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PBC News & Comment: California OK’s Solar Powered Fracking

In bizarre contradiction, California fracking moratorium is lifted and Chevron gets permit for solar powered fracking site in Lost Hills….–Steve Horn reports the shocking news at The Real News

–new US intelligence reports claim China is interfering to defeat Trump, while Russian meddling as aimed at re-electing him

–US State Dept is offering Russians $10 million bounty for revealing election interference, after Pompeo says he rebuked Russia for alleged bounties to Afghan fighters

–based on unknown authority, Trump issues executive orders against TikTok and WeChat, as sanctions are imposed on Hong Kong leaders

–no progress reported on relief package

–Joe Biden fires back on Trump’s “shameful” comments that Biden is “against God” as Joe fends off latest gaffe about Blacks

–Elliott Abrams, who was convicted for lying in Iran-Contra scandal, expands his duties to include regime change in Iran and Venezuela

–another Trump pick, Louis Bremer, takes flak for serving on board of company that trains Saudi elite special ops team that may have assassinated Khashoggi

–former top Saudi intel official, now hiding in Canada, sues to stop MBS from having him killed

–Senators try to block Trump from selling military drones to Saudis and others

–2 court setbacks for Trump: DC appeals court says House can subpoena former White House Counsel; E. Jean Carroll may proceed with case based on her claim that Trump raped her

–more protests, no tear gas in Portland last night

–Seattle woman sues over wrongful detention at protest, and being denied her anti-seizure meds

–LAPD whistleblower discloses “SWAT Mafia”

–in op-ed, Trevor Timm calls for shutdown of DHS

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

–at Facebook employee meeting, Zuckerberg comments on TikTok and Trump’s posts