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PBC News & Comment, 10.9.20: Plot Thickens In Michigan Militia Scheme

Total of 13 armed extremists now charged, and AG Dana Nessel says the investigation includes other states and armed groups…Detroit News has details on expanding story

legal expert says private militias are unconstitutional

–mercenary group is recruiting Special Forces vets to “guard polling places” in Minnesota

–Trump gets talked out of hosting weekend rallies

–former opioid addict Rush Limbaugh hosts extended on-air rally for erratic steroid user Trump, and bizarre comments flow

–on Hannity last night, Trump pressed for release of Durham’s Russiagate investigation, as declassified documents trickle out

–Pelosi on Trump as she activates 25th Amendment process: “Clearly, he’s under medication”

–Trump’s miracle drug is 2 antibody cocktail based on fetal tissues, which pro-lifers don’t approve

–Trump calls for bailout package that his Senate cult members won’t pass

–Fed could bail out states with interest-free loans

–State Dept imposes new sanctions on Iran that can harm citizens

–Twitter changes some rules, and suspends blogger/radio host Brad Friedman for accurate post with evidence linked

–Zoom, Facebook and YouTube yielded to pressure, blocked online seminar with Palestinian activist

–Facebook is embarrassed over its weak Oversight Board, and reversed effort to silence critical group

–Amy Coney Barrett rejected asylum for Salvadoran man trying to escape death threats from MS-13

–in new, in-depth interview, Shadowproof editor Kevin Gosztola recaps the biased extradition hearing for Julian Assange

–at The Intercept, Charles Glass offers a good recap, too

–former Gitmo commander John Nettleton draws 2-year stinit in the brig for coverup of affair and death of his mistress’ husband

–postal delivery rates have dropped again, despite court orders

–Trump bagman Elliot Broidy will plead guilty in influence peddling schemes

NY Times reports on Trump tax documents exposes odd payout of $21 million from Las Vegas partnership in 2016

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

–all summer, Portland Police have failed to file use of force reports, in violation of oversight agreement