UKRAINE SCHOOL YEAR START CEASE FIRE TO BE ANNOUNCED TODAY | RUSSIA-FRIENDLY ICELANDIC BANK WANTED TO INVEST IN TRUMP PROJECTS | SENATE WANTS TO DECLARE WIKILEAKS “HOSTILE SPY SERVICE” | NAVY TO REVIEW HACKING POSSIBILITY | US COAL IN UKRAINE | DANISH AF VIDEO OF INTERCEPT

-----ON THE AGENDA-----   ANNOUNCEMENT TODAY: UKRAINE CEASE FIRE FOR SCHOOL YEAR’S START Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty reports, “Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has proposed a cease-fire in eastern Ukraine starting on August 23 at the beginning of the school year and got unanimous support from Russia, Germany, France, and the United States.” According to Radio … Continue reading UKRAINE SCHOOL YEAR START CEASE FIRE TO BE ANNOUNCED TODAY | RUSSIA-FRIENDLY ICELANDIC BANK WANTED TO INVEST IN TRUMP PROJECTS | SENATE WANTS TO DECLARE WIKILEAKS “HOSTILE SPY SERVICE” | NAVY TO REVIEW HACKING POSSIBILITY | US COAL IN UKRAINE | DANISH AF VIDEO OF INTERCEPT

KLEPTOCRACY WATCH AS TRUMP TRASH FAMILY DRAINS SECRET SERVICE BUDGET | MANAFORT MONEY TRAIL | ANTONOV OFFICIALLY NAMED NEXT RUSSIAN AMBASSADOR TO US | LITHUANIA RECEIVES US LNG | CRAZY MOSCOW MANEUVERS

-----BREAKING-----   KLEPTOCRACY WATCH: TRUMP TRAVEL DRAINS SECRET SERVICE BUDGET USA Today reports, “The Secret Service can no longer pay hundreds of agents it needs to carry out an expanded protective mission – in large part due to the sheer size of President Trump's family and efforts necessary to secure their multiple residences up and down the East Coast.” … Continue reading KLEPTOCRACY WATCH AS TRUMP TRASH FAMILY DRAINS SECRET SERVICE BUDGET | MANAFORT MONEY TRAIL | ANTONOV OFFICIALLY NAMED NEXT RUSSIAN AMBASSADOR TO US | LITHUANIA RECEIVES US LNG | CRAZY MOSCOW MANEUVERS

BANNON’S NO LENIN | U.S. CYBER COMMAND | U.S. EMBASSY MOSCOW SUSPENDS NON-IMMIGRANT VISAS | MATTIS TO UKRAINE SOON | MINSK MEETING FOR VOLKER + SURKOV | PUTIN IN CRIMEA | EIGHTH MAN AKHMETSHIN’S HARD CORE KREMLIN TIES | WIKILEAKS WANTS WH PRESS PASSES

-----BREAKING-----   TO THE DUSTBIN OF HISTORY, FAKE NEWS FAKER BANNON IS NO LENIN Nor is he as good as the Nazi Julius Streicher TRUMPISTAN WATCH has long compared him to. On Friday, POLITICO reported, “Steve Bannon, the populist firebrand who had become increasingly isolated in the West Wing, is out as President Donald Trump’s … Continue reading BANNON’S NO LENIN | U.S. CYBER COMMAND | U.S. EMBASSY MOSCOW SUSPENDS NON-IMMIGRANT VISAS | MATTIS TO UKRAINE SOON | MINSK MEETING FOR VOLKER + SURKOV | PUTIN IN CRIMEA | EIGHTH MAN AKHMETSHIN’S HARD CORE KREMLIN TIES | WIKILEAKS WANTS WH PRESS PASSES

ARTICLES OF IMPEACHMENT INTRODUCED, AGAIN | WIKILEAKS REJECTED RUSSIA INTERIOR MINISTRY DUMP | DARKNESS AT NUNES + BENGHAZI GOWDY CASHING IN | RUSSIA TO REDUCE DEFENSE BUDGETS | NAVALNY GOES AFTER PESKOV’S SON | RIGHT WING TROLLS FOR RUSSIA

-----BREAKING-----   ARTICLES OF IMPEACHMENT TO BE INTRODUCED, AGAIN The Huffington Post reports, “Rep. Steve Cohen (D-Tenn.) says President Donald Trump must be removed from office following his explosive comments defending participants in a white nationalist rally turned deadly in Charlottesville, Virginia, on Saturday.” Previously, TRUMPISTAN WATCH reported on July 13, citing a report in … Continue reading ARTICLES OF IMPEACHMENT INTRODUCED, AGAIN | WIKILEAKS REJECTED RUSSIA INTERIOR MINISTRY DUMP | DARKNESS AT NUNES + BENGHAZI GOWDY CASHING IN | RUSSIA TO REDUCE DEFENSE BUDGETS | NAVALNY GOES AFTER PESKOV’S SON | RIGHT WING TROLLS FOR RUSSIA

RUSSIA STEALS MALWARE DESIGNS FROM UKRAINIAN HACKER, NOW FBI WITNESS | PUTIN’S FAV RUSSIA PARTY’S ROHRABACHER MEETS PUTIN AGENT ASSANGE | RUSSIA LOVES NAZIS | ZAPAD WATCH | FBI COUNTER-INTELLIGENCE OFFICER STEPS DOWN FROM MUELLER PROBE | GULAG MEMORIAL GOES UP

-----BREAKING-----   FBI HAS A UKRAINIAN HACKER WITNESS; RUSSIA STOLE MALWARE DESIGN The New York Times reports, “The hacker, known only by his online alias ‘Profexer,’” whose “ posts, already accessible only to a small band of fellow hackers and cybercriminals looking for software tips, blinked out in January — just days after American intelligence agencies … Continue reading RUSSIA STEALS MALWARE DESIGNS FROM UKRAINIAN HACKER, NOW FBI WITNESS | PUTIN’S FAV RUSSIA PARTY’S ROHRABACHER MEETS PUTIN AGENT ASSANGE | RUSSIA LOVES NAZIS | ZAPAD WATCH | FBI COUNTER-INTELLIGENCE OFFICER STEPS DOWN FROM MUELLER PROBE | GULAG MEMORIAL GOES UP

NO TRUMP BUMP IN RUSSIA EITHER | RUSSIA SAYS VOLKER + SURKOV WILL MEET IN MINSK | ZAPAD WATCH: PRE-GAME | CRYSTALLEX SEEKS TO MANEUVER CITGO FROM ROSNEFT COLLATERAL | REMEMBERING THE KURSK TRAGEDY, ANNIVERSARY MARKS 17 YEARS OF KREMLIN’S AGE OF DECEPTION

-----BREAKING-----   SANCTIONS HIT RUSSIA, NO “TRUMP BUMP” THERE EITHER Reuters reports, “New U.S. sanctions on Moscow have forced Russian business chiefs to accept that Donald Trump's rise to power is not about to produce a ‘Trump Bump’ in foreign investment.” Moscow’s great miscalculation comes back to bite them. Recall, “The latest measures allow Congress … Continue reading NO TRUMP BUMP IN RUSSIA EITHER | RUSSIA SAYS VOLKER + SURKOV WILL MEET IN MINSK | ZAPAD WATCH: PRE-GAME | CRYSTALLEX SEEKS TO MANEUVER CITGO FROM ROSNEFT COLLATERAL | REMEMBERING THE KURSK TRAGEDY, ANNIVERSARY MARKS 17 YEARS OF KREMLIN’S AGE OF DECEPTION

NK, NYT + SUSPECT RUSSIAN DISINFO | TRUMP CAN’T CRITICIZE PUTIN + WHITE NATIONALISTS + THEY ARE LINKED | TRUMP CAMPAIGN AIDE WANTED TO ARRANGE PUTIN MEETING | MANAFORT + MORE RUSSIAN DIRTY MONEY | PENCE ANGLES TO BE 46 | VOLKER-SURKOV TO MEET | FIGHT HATE

-----BREAKING-----   LET’S TALK ABOUT NK, NYT + SUSPECT RUSSIAN DISINFO The New York Times reports – and there should be some pretty heavy quotations there – “North Korea’s success in testing an intercontinental ballistic missile that appears able to reach the United States was made possible by black-market purchases of powerful rocket engines probably … Continue reading NK, NYT + SUSPECT RUSSIAN DISINFO | TRUMP CAN’T CRITICIZE PUTIN + WHITE NATIONALISTS + THEY ARE LINKED | TRUMP CAMPAIGN AIDE WANTED TO ARRANGE PUTIN MEETING | MANAFORT + MORE RUSSIAN DIRTY MONEY | PENCE ANGLES TO BE 46 | VOLKER-SURKOV TO MEET | FIGHT HATE