The New York Times reports, “The June 3, 2016, email sent to Donald Trump Jr. could hardly have been more explicit: One of his father’s former Russian business partners had been contacted by a senior Russian government official and was offering to provide the Trump campaign with dirt on Hillary Clinton.” Had it been more explicit it might suggest grabbing them by the pussy. This was sent by failed Russian pop star Emin Agalarov’s manager Rob Goldstone. It pains TRUMPISTAN WATCH to say failed because this kid had everything going for him: money, looks and pedigree (he was married to the corrupt Azerbaijani president’s daughter Leyla Aliyeva, the Azeri Ivanka, but in the post-Soviet sphere, this counts). What he lacked was talent and intellect as Emin is extremely limited. Uday posted the email chain to his Twitter because he is one of those bulbs in the chandelier that never works properly. The New York Times quotes them in part, “The documents ‘would incriminate Hillary and her dealings with Russia and would be very useful to your father,’” and here is the nail: “This is obviously very high level and sensitive information but is part of Russia and its government’s support for Mr. Trump.” BBC has a good breakdown of the most devastating parts of the email chain, including the fact that princeling Jared and Paul Manafort were cc’d because nothing matters anymore and everything is surreal insanity. Now before you get all, oh reality will prevail, stop it now! This is the press being handed stuff and Uday just reacting to it like a moron, which he is quite obviously the case. The press is doing the intel wars for the intel agencies. Putin expected better of his puppet but he did not know whose strings he was pulling and was working with an outdated KGB playbook from the seventies. Uday, the dumb shit that he is, replied, “within minutes: ‘If it’s what you say I love it…’” Keep in mind this is a campaign that positively feasted on Hillary’s emails, so bro, dood, some self-reflection, at least long enough to apply more bronzer. The New York Times notes, “Four days later, after a flurry of emails, the intermediary wrote back, proposing a meeting in New York on Thursday with a ‘Russian government attorney.’” Uday tweeted out the email “After being told that The Times was about to publish the content of the emails, instead of responding to a request for comment, Donald Trump Jr. tweeted out images of them himself on Tuesday.” So the kid didn’t even scrub his server. Guess they are purists about that and can still lord that much over Hillary. But Emin won’t comment because he’s a pussy. Grab him!

From The New York Times and BBC News.



NBC News reports, “The Russian lawyer who met with Donald Trump Jr. during the presidential campaign denied in an exclusive interview with NBC News that she had any connection to the Kremlin and insisted she met with President Donald Trump’s son in 2016 to discuss sanctions between Russia and the U.S., not to hand over information about Hillary Clinton’s campaign.” Previously Russian propaganda was drumming that this was just about adoption, by which they meant the Magnitsky Act. There is also a photo reporter Michael Weiss found of her seated behind former U.S. Ambassador to Russia Michael McFaul in the spectators seating at a Congressional hearing on the Hill, which is not really a lay persons activity, certainly not a rich Russian woman’s who would no doubt rather be shopping at Barney’s or along Madison Avenue in New York on a trip to America. Veselnitskaya claims, “I never had any damaging or sensitive information about Hillary Clinton. It was never my intention to have that.” Now follow the four stages of Russian lies and bullshit until we get to the yes she did have damaging info but really it is all Clinton’s fault and not relevant anyways, but for now we are on stage two. You can read the whole article if you want to know what Kremlin scum sounds like, but why waste your time? Just know she is lying now and will lie in whatever capacity required to survive this in Russia. The only thing maybe interesting is that she said of her meeting with Uday, “The question that I was asked was as follows: whether I had any financial records which might prove that the funds used to sponsor the D.N.C. were coming from inappropriate sources.” She confirmed princeling Jared and Manafort were indeed present. TRUMPISTAN WATCH gives Veselnitskaya’s performance a D- even in the already low bar field of Russian propaganda lies and horseshit. Get a new playbook Russia, your 50+ year old KGB one is a pile of garbage. Guess that is befitting for the human garbage in the Kremlin and surrounding it these days.

From NBC News.



The Hill reports, “President Trump on Tuesday praised his son,” because he is following in Daddy’s footsteps. Uday is traitor trash just like Saddam. “White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders read to reporters during an off-camera briefing,” as the press also has precious little dignity left in all this, “My son is a high-quality person”. Then TRUMPISTAN WATCH is in the stratosphere if Uday is being passed off as a quality specimen of man in Trumpistan these days because so very much above it. Also grade D for dipshit.

From The Hill.



Mother Jones reports on Kislyak’s farewell party at the St. Regis hotel Tuesday night, which was attended by pro-Kremlin émigrés and others either bought and/or paid for by the Kremlin or too slow and stupid to appreciate the political moment that is snowballing fast. “At the bar in Washington’s posh St. Regis Hotel Tuesday night, tourists watched CNN pundits opine on the bombshell revelations that Donald Trump Jr.,” as “Many were unaware that in a ballroom a hundred or so feet away, a central figure in the ongoing Russia interference scandal was holding court. After nearly a decade in D.C., it was time for the ubiquitous, outgoing Russian Ambassador Sergey Kisylak, whose once-secret meetings and communications with former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn and Attorney General Jeff Sessions rocked the Trump administration and helped fuel suspicions of Kremlin meddling in US politics, to say goodbye.” According to Mother Jones, “Several attendees, though, described what outsiders might consider a strangely serene and low-key send-off”. At the farewell “business people and policy wonks mingled, snacked, and remembered the softer side of a man,” who worked with his masters in Moscow to try and destroy the very fabric of the nation he was hosted in for almost ten long years. Mother Jones reports, “Guests at the reception said accusations that Russia meddled in the 2016 presidential election came up only indirectly, as, in his remarks, Kislyak emphasized that relations between the two countries are cyclical.” The best cycles are when people are awake to how evil the Russian mafia state is and not trying to play buddy with a state that cannot control its worst impulses.

From Mother Jones.



POLITICO reports on the arrival of the new Russian Ambassador to Washington Anatoly Antonov mean “A new — and likely more aggressivechapter in Russian diplomacy is about to begin in Washington with the departure of Russian ambassador Sergey Kislyak, whose soft-power approach to D.C. will be taken over by noted hardliner Anatoly Antonov.” POLITICO notes, “Antonov’s arrival is expected to be a noted shift in Washington’s diplomatic community, where Kislyak was known as an affable fixture on the embassy party circuit, and an experienced political figure with routine official access to U.S. government circles.” The D.C. party circuit does not have a lot of babes take TRUMPISTAN WATCH’s word for it. The former U.S. Ambassador Alexander Vershbow said, “You can expect to hear him talking a lot about NATO encirclement of Russia…he not only says that stuff but he believes it.” Vershbow also said Antonov isn’t on to “let scientific fact get in the way of propaganda,” according to POLITICO. Oh my, a true believer in a cynical space – let’s do the time warp again!




BBC News reports Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and noted asshole is whining again about how Obama took away Russia’s spy dens in Maryland and Long Island, New York. “Russia says it is “outrageous” that the US has not yet handed back two Russian intelligence compounds seized in the US under the Obama administration,” BBC News reports, addingForeign Minister Sergei Lavrov said he was ‘considering specific measures’ in response, but did not elaborate.” BBC reports, “Earlier, unnamed Russian officials said Moscow was ready to expel about 30 US diplomats and seize US state property.” This would be in retaliation for Obama expelling 35 so-called diplomats, which was retaliation for the retaliation of election year hacking. Lavrov decided to lecture the US on international law on this take of their whining, as if the Kremlin has a leg to stand on when it bitches that it is “simply shameful for such a great country as the United States, a champion of international law, to leave the situation in such a state of suspended animation,” according to the BBC. Guess what — we are all Russophobes too!

From BBC News.



That’s right, squeeze the bastards and if anything cancel visas given to Kremlin and Russian elites and their kids and start seizing their dirty money properties in the U.K. and France. Step it up, Europe! New Europe reports, “EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini discussed on Tuesday in Brussels with Russia’s top diplomat Sergei Lavrov the prospects of bilateral relations.” While “The Russian foreign ministry acknowledged that relations between Russia and the European Union ‘have been going through hard times,’” but what he really wants, no needs is sanctions relief so they can launder money to the West to get their assets out of the country before this whole situation blows up so bad in the Kremlin’s face. Lavrov bitched, “sanctions remain the main irritant, which benefit neither of the parties,” as if Russia made anything other than oil and gas anyone cared to buy. Should have thought of that before torturing Russian lawyer Sergey Magnitsky to death, seizing Crimea and hacking our election and everything else. If anything the West needs to hit Russia so much harder because poor babies, it could not happen to bigger assholes. Well maybe North Korea?

From New Europe.



ABC News reports, “The European Union has completed an association deal with Ukraine which should boost trade between the two and keep the eastern European nation firmly linked to the EU.” Great! Another nail in the coffin of Novorossiya, which they just do not talk about too much these days, at least not publicly in the Kremlin, because now it is the West’s turn to crush Russia without firing a shot. Well, maybe not in Ukraine where the Russians invaded and like to pretend they are not illegally occupying eastern territories of Crimea, Luhansk and Donetsk. ABC News notes, “After a long ratification process held up by a referendum in the Netherlands, the 28-nation EU said Tuesday the economic and political agreement should kick in on Sept. 1. The agreement comes on the eve of an EU-Ukraine summit in Kiev.”

From ABC News.



POLITICO reports, “Increasingly angry NATO allies will tell the Kremlin on Thursday of their objection to aggressive and dangerous maneuvers by Russian military pilots over the Baltic Sea, including ‘unsafe behavior by Russian pilots on intercepts,’ an alliance official said.” According to POLITICO, “NATO’s frustration over what it views as unnecessary provocations by Russian military aircraft will be conveyed at a meeting in Brussels of the NATO-Russia Council”. The “concerns come after a series of confrontations between allies and Russian aircraft in the crowded airspace over the Baltic Sea, including an incident last month in which a Russian Su-27 fighter jet came within several feet of a U.S. RC-135 reconnaissance plane,” because Russia is behaving like spoiled children who are upset after they have just been told they cannot have any more cookies until they behave. “Allies are also bristling over plans by Russia for a large-scale military exercise, called Zapad, or West, which NATO officials say should be reported under a 2011 international accord known as the Vienna Document,” POLITICO notes.




Serbian news outlet B92 reports, “a Defense Ministry announcement that said 79 Serbian soldiers would participate in the July 7-22 drills taking place in Hungary, Romania, and Bulgaria.” Mildly shocking given the country is technically nonaligned, an heir, of sordid sorts, to Tito’s Yugoslavia but even in Belgrade it seems concerns about Russia are real. The goal of the exercise is the favorite NATO buzzword “interoperability” making this development all the more curious.

From B92.





Celebrity tabloid Life and Style reports, “With ratings for her new NBC show Sunday Night with Megyn Kelly getting lower and lower, things are not looking good for Megyn Kelly.” Recall she debuted her move from faux news Fox News with a widely panned Putin interview before moving on to even less relevant propaganda in a segment on Info Wars loony toon conspiracy nutter Alex Jones. She does not really do journalism and clearly is not well versed in foreign affairs as the Putin interview showcased, so note to all the attractive ladies out there, even if you are generic American hot and go far on this, develop your brain, having another game is always good. Oh and do not be a jerk. Megyn Kelly spent years spouting racist drivel on faux news Fox News so the conversion to mainstream seems to be hurting her hard. Life and Style pours on the shade in noting, “People are not tuning in as expected to watch the once popular journalist, and along with her slipping numbers,” and “Megyn’s spirits are also dropping.” What goes around comes around! “Megyn, 47, ‘has been reaching out to former Fox News colleagues, including Sean Hannity, but Sean hasn’t returned her calls.” Begs the question when does what is coming for Russian disinfo agent Sean Hannity going to come back to bite him? Her latest episode even trailed “America’s Funniest Home Videos,” which is beyond sad, as is the fact that 3.9 million tune into the not so very funny compendium of home videos.

From Life and Style.





The New York Times profiles the thousands of laborers North Korea has sent to Russia because North Korea desperately needs hard currency. Only in a country of faceless masses would North Korea feel fine dispatching its own faceless masses. The New York Times reports, “The Russian city of Vladivostok on the Pacific Ocean,” which is hosting the North Korean guest workers has “embraced a new icon of border-crushing globalization: the North Korean painter.” Oh my! According to The New York Times, “destitute decorators from North Korea are so welcome that they have helped make Russia at least the equal of China — Pyongyang’s main backer — as the world’s biggest user of labor from the impoverished yet nuclear-armed country.” Is this really the company of nations Trumpistan wishes to find itself among? Americans are so dumb if so and truly have no idea what is coming. The New York Times notes, “Human rights groups say this state-controlled traffic amounts to a slave trade”. That should not bother the racist Trumpenproletariat, just so long as it is not them or their kids who end up enslaved — they will only pick up machetes for the occasion of mass slaughter! Because Russians pinch from everyone, including and not limited to slaves, “The Russian boss of a Vladivostok decorating company that employs scores of North Koreans said the amount of money seized from salaries had increased substantially over the past decade, rising to a current monthly rate of 50,000 rubles, or $841, from 17,000 rubles a month in 2006,” The New York Times reports. Is this not the future great state the Trumpenproletariat dream of? All heil the leader!

From The New York Times.


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