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PBC News & Comment: He Won’t Concede, But Trump & Allies Accede

As Michigan and Pennsylvania certify and Giuliani clown car crashes, Trump allows transition to proceed, signaling acceptance without concession…--GSA bureaucrat Emily Murphy claims she wasn’t pressured, but told friends she thought she’d be fired if she approved transition before now

--NJ congressman files complaints in 5 states seeking to disbar Giuliani

--Fox hosts Laura Ingraham and Tucker Carlson accept the outcome while calling it unfair, Rush Limbaugh focuses on GOP voter beliefs fed them by Trump and media

--Reuters talks to Trumpers in Texas, who believe the election was stolen and await Trump’s call to take up arms

--NY Times reports Sidney Powell was severed from the legal team after accusing Georgia officials of taking bribes

--listener Paul Lehto offers some ideas about next steps in the process

--at TomDispatch, retired Col. Andrew Bacevich approves of Trump’s hobbled efforts at bringing troops home

--WashPost article echoes progressive complaints about Biden’s first round of picks

--John Kiriakou reveals how Joe Biden pressed Obama to pardon him, unsuccessfully

--USA Today Mcpaper in Delaware offers new details of Hunter Biden laptop story, as repair shop suddenly closes

--Purdue Pharma admits criminal guilt in opioid crisis, but Sacklers so far not charged

--accused Kenosha shooter Kyle Rittenhouse makes bail with help of prominent Trump backers, AOC calls it “protection of white supremacy”

--federal labor panel limits impact of 2017 law that allowed easier firing of VA workers

--in Georgia, a third runoff on January 5 will determine future of utility rates and twin reactor nuke plant under construction

--at ConsortiumNews, Diana Johnstone explains “the great reset” with a dash of oligarch fearmongering

--also at ConsortiumNews, Chris Hedges posts powerful indictment of both parties

--our daily Covid019 update, edited by Linda Lewis

--in wake of Barrett hearings, Sen. Dianne Feinstein steps down as lead Democrat on Judiciary Committee

--Minnesota regulators approve Line 3 pipeline, but stipulate that Enbridge can’t mistreat protesters like at Standing Rock

--TrumpCo tries to expedite approval of copper mine on Native American sacred ground

--strange obelisk found in remote area of Utah