SENATE FOREIGN RELATIONS TO VOTE ON POMPEO AS SECSTATE | TRUMP + PUTIN DISCUSSED POSSIBLE VISITS | PRIVATE RUSSIAN SESSIONS TO WHITE HOUSE: HERE I STAND WITH ROD ROSENSTEIN | TRUMP WANTED PURGE OF FBI SECRET SOCIETY | DNC SUES “RACKETEERING ENTERPRISE” TRUMP CAMPAIGN

-----ON THE AGENDA-----   SENATE FOREIGN RELATIONS COMMITTEE TO VOTE ON POMPEO AS SECSTATE NBC News reports, “CIA Director Mike Pompeo starts off a crucial week in his journey to Senate confirmation as secretary of state facing a Monday committee vote that's likely to be an unfavorable one, and a razor-thin margin of support in … Continue reading SENATE FOREIGN RELATIONS TO VOTE ON POMPEO AS SECSTATE | TRUMP + PUTIN DISCUSSED POSSIBLE VISITS | PRIVATE RUSSIAN SESSIONS TO WHITE HOUSE: HERE I STAND WITH ROD ROSENSTEIN | TRUMP WANTED PURGE OF FBI SECRET SOCIETY | DNC SUES “RACKETEERING ENTERPRISE” TRUMP CAMPAIGN

STORMY FRONT: CALIFORNIA COURT | PUTIN’S PUPPET INVITES HIM TO THE WHITE HOUSE | RUSSIA’S AMBASSADOR CHEERS BOY BOLTON ON UP CLOSE | COMEY MEMOS DROP | ROSENSTEIN TELLS TRUMP HE IS NOT A TARGET OF COHEN INVESTIGATION | COHEN DROPS LIBEL LAWSUITS OVER STEELE DOSSIER

-----ON THE AGENDA-----   BID TO HAVE STORMY CASE DELAYED IN CALIFORNIA COURT POLITICO reports there is “a hearing on Friday in Los Angeles on a bid by the president and Cohen to delay a lawsuit filed by Stormy Daniels, the adult-film actress who claims to have had a sexual encounter with Trump about a decade ago.” … Continue reading STORMY FRONT: CALIFORNIA COURT | PUTIN’S PUPPET INVITES HIM TO THE WHITE HOUSE | RUSSIA’S AMBASSADOR CHEERS BOY BOLTON ON UP CLOSE | COMEY MEMOS DROP | ROSENSTEIN TELLS TRUMP HE IS NOT A TARGET OF COHEN INVESTIGATION | COHEN DROPS LIBEL LAWSUITS OVER STEELE DOSSIER

MANAFORT TO REQUEST DISMISSAL OF ALL CHARGES | WHITE HOUSE TELLS RUSSIA: READ MY LIPS, NO NEW SANCTIONS | TRUMP + WILLFUL FORGETTING | TRUMP INNER CIRCLE WORRIES COHEN WILL FOLD | LOOKING FOR A LOOPHOLE TO PRESIDENTIAL PARDONS | WTF HAPPENED TO HR MCMASTER’S DAD?

-----ON THE AGENDA-----   MANAFORT TO REQUEST DISMISSAL OF ALL CHARGES Reuters reports, “Paul Manafort, U.S. President Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman, will try on Thursday to convince a judge to throw out charges brought by Special Counsel Robert Mueller, arguing Mueller has overstepped his authority.” Reuters adds, “On Thursday, Manafort’s attorney Kevin Downing is … Continue reading MANAFORT TO REQUEST DISMISSAL OF ALL CHARGES | WHITE HOUSE TELLS RUSSIA: READ MY LIPS, NO NEW SANCTIONS | TRUMP + WILLFUL FORGETTING | TRUMP INNER CIRCLE WORRIES COHEN WILL FOLD | LOOKING FOR A LOOPHOLE TO PRESIDENTIAL PARDONS | WTF HAPPENED TO HR MCMASTER’S DAD?

POMPEO DOES PYONGYANG | MATTIS WANTED CONGRESS FOR SYRIA STRIKES | COHEN IN COURT | NIKKI HALEY DOESN’T GET CONFUSED | COMEY FEUD AS FUEL | MCCONNELL WON’T BRING BILL FORWARD PROTECTING MUELLER | HANNITY HAS TRUMP’S LAWYERS | CAMBRIDGE ANALYTICA HAS YOUR SEX COMPASS

-----BREAKING-----   POMPEO MET WITH KIM JONG UN OVER EASTER WEEKEND The Washington Post reports, “CIA Director Mike Pompeo made a top-secret visit to North Korea over Easter weekend as an envoy for President Trump to meet with that country’s leader, Kim Jong Un”. The Washington Post adds, “The clandestine mission, which has not previously … Continue reading POMPEO DOES PYONGYANG | MATTIS WANTED CONGRESS FOR SYRIA STRIKES | COHEN IN COURT | NIKKI HALEY DOESN’T GET CONFUSED | COMEY FEUD AS FUEL | MCCONNELL WON’T BRING BILL FORWARD PROTECTING MUELLER | HANNITY HAS TRUMP’S LAWYERS | CAMBRIDGE ANALYTICA HAS YOUR SEX COMPASS

MATTIS + DUNFORD TO BRIEF CONGRESS ON SYRIA STRIKES | TRUMP PUTS BRAKES ON NEW RUSSIA SANCTIONS | US + UK BLAME RUSSIA FOR CYBER OFFENSIVE | SCL FOUNDER COMPARES TRUMP TO HITLER TO UK PARLIAMENT | TRUMP’S LEGAL TEAM WANTS FIRST DIBS | HANNITY NAMED AS COHEN’S CLIENT

-----ON THE AGENDA-----   MATTIS + DUNFORD TO BRIEF CONGRESS ON SYRIA STRIKES POLITICO reports, “Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis and Gen. Joseph Dunford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, are expected on Capitol Hill Tuesday for House and Senate briefings in the wake of U.S. air strikes against Syria”. POLITICO adds, “Mattis and … Continue reading MATTIS + DUNFORD TO BRIEF CONGRESS ON SYRIA STRIKES | TRUMP PUTS BRAKES ON NEW RUSSIA SANCTIONS | US + UK BLAME RUSSIA FOR CYBER OFFENSIVE | SCL FOUNDER COMPARES TRUMP TO HITLER TO UK PARLIAMENT | TRUMP’S LEGAL TEAM WANTS FIRST DIBS | HANNITY NAMED AS COHEN’S CLIENT

NEW ROUND OF SANCTIONS TARGETING RUSSIA TO BE ANNOUNCED TODAY | COHEN BACK IN COURT WITH A POSSIBLE CAMEO BY STORMY | PENTAGON SENDS MISSILES INTO SYRIA + GETS TRUMP TO CONVEY THE MESSAGE | MISSION ACCOMPLISHED | WINTER IS COMEY ON THE TRUMP REGIME AS PR BLITZ BEGINS

-----ON THE AGENDA-----   NEW ROUND OF SANCTIONS ON RUSSIA Business Insider reports, “US ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley announced on Sunday that the US will imminently impose a new rounds of sanctions on Russia. ‘Russian sanctions will be coming down,’ Haley said during an interview on CBS’ ‘Face the Nation.’ ‘[Treasury Secretary Steven] Mnuchin … Continue reading NEW ROUND OF SANCTIONS TARGETING RUSSIA TO BE ANNOUNCED TODAY | COHEN BACK IN COURT WITH A POSSIBLE CAMEO BY STORMY | PENTAGON SENDS MISSILES INTO SYRIA + GETS TRUMP TO CONVEY THE MESSAGE | MISSION ACCOMPLISHED | WINTER IS COMEY ON THE TRUMP REGIME AS PR BLITZ BEGINS

MICHAEL COHEN HAS A HEARING IN FEDERAL COURT | TED MALLOCH HAS AN APPOINTMENT WITH THE GRAND JURY | COMEY’S NEW BOOK MEANS TRUMP HAS A DATE WITH CONSEQUENCES | KELLY CALLED COMEY FIRING “DISHONORABLE” | HANDS OFF THE BALLERS ROD ROSENSTEIN + ROBERT MUELLER

-----ON THE AGENDA-----   MICHAEL COHEN FEDERAL COURT HEARING CNN reports, “A hearing is scheduled Friday morning in federal court in Manhattan related to the FBI search of the office, home and hotel room of President Donald Trump's personal attorney Michael Cohen. No other information has been released yet about the hearing.” From CNN.   … Continue reading MICHAEL COHEN HAS A HEARING IN FEDERAL COURT | TED MALLOCH HAS AN APPOINTMENT WITH THE GRAND JURY | COMEY’S NEW BOOK MEANS TRUMP HAS A DATE WITH CONSEQUENCES | KELLY CALLED COMEY FIRING “DISHONORABLE” | HANDS OFF THE BALLERS ROD ROSENSTEIN + ROBERT MUELLER