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PBC News & Comment: Will Biden Permit Prosecution of Trump?

Obama made a big mistake refusing to prosecute Bush-era crimes, and Biden seems prepared to “look forward, not backward”…NY Times Magazine weighs the pros and cons

–Forbes, the “capitalist tool”, explains how Trump has scored $6.9 million from taxpayer and campaign funds

–Trump’s latest defense secretary announces troop cuts in Afghanistan, Iraq

–Caitlin Johnstone details how top officials lied to Trump about troop levels in Syria

–hopeful about Biden’s win, Palestinians resume some cooperation with Israel

–Abby Martin’s lawsuit about being dis-invited from Georgia State leads lawmaker to amend anti-boycott law at behest of Israeli diplomat

–Koch money fuels “Campus Reform” that grooms right wing media actors

–Senate Judiciary chair Lindsay Graham is outed for attempted election fraud by Georgia’s secretary of state

–new team of Trump lawyers, led by Rudy Giuliani, tries to block certification in Pennsylvania, as nonpartisan canvassing boards feel pressure in Michigan

–Biden is populating his administration with familiar corporatists and loyalists from Obama and Biden years—will it include Hillary Clinton?

–Biden hasn’t spilled the details, but plans to address student loan burden

–conservative NY Times pundit Bret Stephens blathers about the “Left”, exposing his ignorance

–and Norman Solomon defends real progressives

  • –Twitter and Facebook CEO’s are pelted by senators, again
  • Buzzfeed exposes Facebook’s failure to police posts from armed militia groups, like the Kenosha Guard
  • –the new “Facebook for haters”, Parler, is funded by the Mercers
  • –our daily Covid-19 update, prepared by Linda Lewis
  • –at MintPress, Raul Diego adds context to China’s new trade agreement RCEP, which Pepe Escobar reported on yesterday
  • [not sure where the above “bullets” came from]

–by yesterday’s deadline, almost 90,000 claims of sex abuse have been filed against the Boy Scouts of America

–Peru has a new leaders, third in about a week

–voters in several states legalized cannabis, and Virginiamay be next