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PBC News & Comment: Falwell-Pool Boy Triangle Had Political Dimensions

WashPost investigation reveals that Falwells and Giancarlo Granda were sex and business partners for 7 years, Jerry traded favors with Trump…Bulletin: as I exited the studio after recording this podcast, news broke of the death today of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.  I added some quick comments at the opening of this episode.

--Post shows some courage in reporting likely to lead to lawsuits from Falwell

--in coded appeal to whites, Trump calls for “patriotic education” after AG Barr compares pandemic lockdown to slavery

--Barr’s #2 rationalizes federal sedition charges for protesters

--Georgetown law professors Katyal and Geltzer hit Barr for politicizing Durham investigation and resignation of Nora Dannehy

--police and allies re-write events in Seattle pepper spray of child, LA sheriffs’ killing of Dijon Frizee, and federal marshals’ shooting of Michael Reinoehl

--ruling on lawsuit brought by AG of Washington state, federal judge issues sweeping order to postmaster general to roll back changes at Post Office

--new calls to investigate DeJoy for campaign law violations

--Greg Palast warns that Trump is intentionally destabilizing the election so he can extend his term under 12th Amendment

--ABC and CNN town halls with Trump and Biden revealed a few things

--in many wings of the Democratic party, alarms are sounding about Biden’s nonexistent ground game: Nathan Robinson, here, Walker Bragman here

--Dems pile on anti-China bandwagon, proposing meaningless legislation to boost US manufacturing

--at Assange extradition hearing, CIA rendition victim Khaled el-Masri is blocked from testifying, but his statement is very helpful to Assange; coverage from Shadowproof, ConsortiumNews, and Craig Murray

--Caitlin Johnstone has strong comments about the hearing

--WSWS scoops corporate media with damning quotes from ex-CIA director Panetta on the intentional chilling effect of Assange prosecution

--Oregon and Washington brace for flash floods as heavy rains slow progress of fires, but don’t put them out

--our daily Covid-19 update

--Monroe and April Grisman share their new music video about Trump