CIA official chose not to tell Trump of Russia bounty report, top adviser claims | US news | The Guardian – (sort of true but report was given to Trump…)

“We now know that the information was included in Trump’s written PDB, which is how the intelligence community regularly flags items that the President needs to know. Nothing in the PDB is discretionary; everything in that short document is in there because – in the estimation of the intelligence community – the president needs to know it to fulfill his charge.”

Intelligence experts have also pointed out that intelligence routinely briefed to the president is rarely “verified”, but presented with varying degrees of confidence.

Source: CIA official chose not to tell Trump of Russia bounty report, top adviser claims | US news | The Guardian

US criticised for hoarding world’s supply of coronavirus drug remdesivir – ABC News

European health experts criticise the United States for buying up almost all of the world’s supply of coronavirus drug remdesivir that will be produced from July through till September, warning that type of behaviour sets a dangerous precedent.

Source: US criticised for hoarding world’s supply of coronavirus drug remdesivir – ABC News

US daily COVID-19 cases near 50,000 as 19 states pause reopening | CIDRAP

the governors of New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut are now asking visitors from Alabama, Arkansas, Arizona, California, Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Idaho, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, Nevada, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, and Utah to quarantine for 14 days upon arrival, National Public Radio reports.

Source: US daily COVID-19 cases near 50,000 as 19 states pause reopening | CIDRAP

Sub-unit of elite German KSK special forces to be disbanded over links to far-right extremists – ABC News

The move came after a May police raid in which weapons, explosives and ammunition were seized from the home of a KSK regiment soldier in the eastern state of Saxony.

Military investigators began looking into the unit in 2017, after reports of a party where members of the regiment gave Hitler salutes and listened to right-wing extremist music.

Source: Sub-unit of elite German KSK special forces to be disbanded over links to far-right extremists – ABC News

A “Gestapo” Coming Soon

deja vu all over again – attempt to criminalize those who oppose you – fascism pure and simple.

In Saner Thought

Looks like that fascist police dud AG Barr has a new idea to make all protests illegal…..

Attorney General William Barr is reportedly forming a task force to address “anti-government extremists.”

Barr outlined the group in a memo obtained by The Washington Post.

“Although these extremists profess a variety of ideologies, they are united in their opposition to the core constitutional values of a democratic society governed by law,” Barr reportedly wrote in the memo. “Some pretend to profess a message of freedom and progress, but they are in fact forces of anarchy, destruction, and coercion.”

Barr’s efforts come amid weeks of nationwide protests sparked by the May 25 death of George Floyd while in the custody of Minneapolis police that extremists groups have used to create chaos – including violence and the destruction of property

The report about the task force also came on the same day that President…

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United States: Armed, right-wing vigilantes terrorise BLM activists in New Mexico | Green Left

The alleged shooter, Steven Ray Baca, a Tea Party member and son of a retired local Deputy Sheriff, was an unsuccessful 2019 candidate for Albuquerque City Council and is a vocal supporter of the Albuquerque Police Department (APD). Baca was initially held in police custody but released on June 22, and is facing various charges, including carrying a concealed gun without a permit. Some protesters claimed to have seen Baca arrive at the rally in a vehicle with NMCG members. The NMCG has since claimed Baca is not a member of their group. Baca appears on widely-circulated mobile phone video recordings of the demonstration, shoving protesters and knocking a woman to the ground, prior to drawing and firing a pistol.

Source: United States: Armed, right-wing vigilantes terrorise BLM activists in New Mexico | Green Left