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The Pacifica Evening News, Weekdays – May 12, 2017

President Donald Trump, with a threat to his fired FBI director, tweets “James Comey better hope that there are no “tapes” of our conversations before he starts leaking to the press! ”  Oakland Congresswoman Barbara Lee calls for an independent bi-partisan Congressional commission to investigate Russian interference in the U.S. election. The Chancellor of UC Santa Barbara endorses a student call that the University of California system divest from its 2.8 billion dollar investment in fossil fuels.

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  • RUSSIA HYSTERIA promoted by Pacifica News aired at KPFA-Berkeley: Given your claim of “independence,” I am baffled by your blatant bias in news items and reporting, particularly about this lie (undocumented assertions) of Russian collusion and interference in U.S. affairs. Now you are reporting as “unusual” some law firm’s offices in Russia and receiving an award from Russia (heck, a foreign country also awards Nobel prizes and no one blinks, even when they are Awarded to a murderer). There is nothing “unusual” or newsworthy about Russia/US Corporate or political/geopolitical relations; and there certainly nothing illegal. In the long term globalization of economics, commerce, social and political matters and sectors—not to mention institutions such as the United Nations—there is absolutely NOTHING unusual about any kind of relations with Russia. Your continuing bias against the U.S. head of state adds to and further whips up the mindlessly frenzied hysteria, and a certain insidious attempt by a certain U.S. cabal to unseat a sitting head of state that they don’t like. Your behavior seems far beneath the touted standard of—and in my mind throws into serious question—your “independence.”

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