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PBC News & Comment: To Sell More Books, Woodward Covered Up Trump’s Covid Lies

Trump uses Woodward’s delayed reporting to claim another “perfect call”, but both earn sharp criticism over February interview exposing Trump’s lies…–Watergate sleuth Bob Woodward got Trump to cooperate on the record for his new book, which shows Trump has lied repeatedly in downplaying Covid

–David Sirota leads the charge that Woodward delayed reporting critical info that could have saved lives

–comic Trevor Noah had some choice words

–NY Times interrupts its general blackout of Assange extradition hearing to report a recess till Monday, due to possible Covid infection of lawyer

–We get updates from ConsortiumNews, Kevin Gosztola, and Craig Murray

–former head of DHS intelligence turns whistleblower, after refusing to doctor reports on Russian interference and domestic white supremacists

–Portland Mayor orders end to all tear gas use, as protesters drew federal stormtroopers out last night, and autopsy shows Reinoehl didn’t kill himself

–federal prosecutors in Rochester are grandstanding with charges against select protesters, as WashPost investigates furtive Portland street snatches that didn’t lead to prosecution

–at The Intercept, Trevor Aaronson deflates the recent FBI sting of Boogaloo Bois who wanted to fight for Hamas

–in Mexico City, women who are angry over inaction on female murders occupy federal building, LA Times reports

–Western wildfires claim more lives and property

–new fire erupts in port of Beirut

–Trump offers list of Supreme Court contenders, and Sens. Ted Cruz and Josh Hawley decline; but Tom Cotton is interested

–McConnell’s pathetic “skinny stimulus” bill dies in Senate vote

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

–as new cases climb in some European countries, listener Olivier de Mirlieu shares link to Ivor Cummins “casedemic” theory….cases are growing, deaths declining

–at The Grayzone Aaron Mate interviews Canadian journalist in Russia about claims that Putin had Navalny poisoned

–Kool & the Gang founder Ronald Bell dies at age 68