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PBC News & Comment: Will Trump Actually Pardon Ed Snowden?

As Trump dangles pardon for Ed Snowden, his Justice Dept. plays games with the extradition process for WikiLeaks’ Julian Assange, …


--ConsortiumNews and MintPress both have solid reports on Assange hearing today

--YouTube announces new rules banning coverage of “hacked information”

--MidEast “peace deal” trumpeted by Trump is little more than old news, face-saving for Netanyahu, and pre-election illusion for Trump

--read critical analysis by Medea Benjamin and Ariel Gold

--in first conviction in Barr/Durham investigation of Russiagate, fromer FBI lawyer pleads guilty to altering info used in FISA warrant request for Carter Page

--former Trump fixer Michael Cohen dangles the intro to his tell-all book

--HuffPost White House reporter asked Trump if he regrets all the lying he’s done

--as Trump readies absentee ballot for Florida primary, his attacks on mail-in voting and the Post Office produce new warning of delays in November

--Trump’s loyal attack dogs at DHS—Wolf and Cuccinelli—are serving illegally

--DHS goons responded to Bend, OR yesterday after spontaneous sit-in blocked ICE buses with immigration detainees

--Oregon state troopers pull out of Portland

--Buzzfeed report says DHS documents show heavy focus on BLM protesters, with almost no attention to white supremacists

--as we discussed with Steve Horn in our latest interview podcast, the California legislature killed the watered-down bill to require buffer zones at oil fields

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

--in cruel shift, Greece is forcing migrants into rafts without motors, and abandoning them at sea

--Biden advocates for national sanctuary law, based on California’s

--The Intercept reports that Biden’s promise of deportation ban for first 100 days is not listed in DNC platform

--the agency that runs US propaganda arms like Voice of America sees purge of top officials and shift to pro-Trump reports