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

FUSION GPS IN FOCUS | TRUMP REPEATS RUSSIAN PROPAGANDA ON HILLARY + UKRAINE | WHY INVESTIGATING BARRON ISN’T A BAD THOUGHT | MANAFORT SUBPOENA DROPPED | ALFA BANK DOJ APPOINTEE CONFIRMATION HEARING | PURGES + SANCTIONS | ARMING UKRAINE

-----ON THE AGENDA-----   SENATE JUDICIARY COMMITTEE SPOTLIGHT ON FUSION GPS The Washington Post reports, “On Wednesday, the Senate Judiciary Committee is set to finally hold the hearing that was derailed earlier this month by the unfolding scandal over a meeting between top Trump officials and a Russian lawyer.” The Washington Post adds, “When Chairman Charles E. … Continue reading FUSION GPS IN FOCUS | TRUMP REPEATS RUSSIAN PROPAGANDA ON HILLARY + UKRAINE | WHY INVESTIGATING BARRON ISN’T A BAD THOUGHT | MANAFORT SUBPOENA DROPPED | ALFA BANK DOJ APPOINTEE CONFIRMATION HEARING | PURGES + SANCTIONS | ARMING UKRAINE

SIX MONTHS OF DR. STRANGELOVE IN REAL LIFE | EVER CLOSER TO TOTAL WAR | T REX’S NEW “STRATEGIC STABILITY” IS BIGGER BULLSHIT THAN THE RUSSIA RESET | RUSSIA’S PIPELINE POWER OVER EUROPE

-----ON THE AGENDA-----   UKRAINE’S PRESIDENT AT THE WHITE HOUSE TODAY Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty reports, “Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko may have pulled off a small coup in winning an audience with U.S. President Donald Trump before Russian leader Vladimir Putin could,” but, “Judging from the deafening silence coming from the White House, however, it’s … Continue reading SIX MONTHS OF DR. STRANGELOVE IN REAL LIFE | EVER CLOSER TO TOTAL WAR | T REX’S NEW “STRATEGIC STABILITY” IS BIGGER BULLSHIT THAN THE RUSSIA RESET | RUSSIA’S PIPELINE POWER OVER EUROPE

ARREST ASSANGE! | GERMAN-RUSSIAN ARRESTED IN BORUSSIA DORTMUND BUS BOMBING | JEHOVAH’S EXTREMISTS? | BAYROCK THE VOTE | FOX AND THE HENS

-----BREAKING-----   U.S. PREPARES TO SEEK THE ARREST OF JULIAN ASSANGE About damn time? CNN reports, “US authorities have prepared charges to seek the arrest of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange,” citing U.S. officials. What took so long? “The Justice Department investigation of Assange and WikiLeaks dates to at least 2010, when the site first gained … Continue reading ARREST ASSANGE! | GERMAN-RUSSIAN ARRESTED IN BORUSSIA DORTMUND BUS BOMBING | JEHOVAH’S EXTREMISTS? | BAYROCK THE VOTE | FOX AND THE HENS

SARIN ATTACK IN SYRIA | TRUMP RAISES A GLASS | DARKNESS AT NUNES FURTHER INTO THE ABYSS | IVANKA FOLLOWING ORDERS

-----BREAKING-----   MUCH MORE THAN JUST ANOTHER DISGRACEFUL CHAPTER Senator John McCain has ripped the administration so many new ones, only bullshit can come out of their every orifice. Beautiful metaphor, but since we all must feast off the trough of bullshit for now let us not forget that most everything they do is bullshit. … Continue reading SARIN ATTACK IN SYRIA | TRUMP RAISES A GLASS | DARKNESS AT NUNES FURTHER INTO THE ABYSS | IVANKA FOLLOWING ORDERS

BATTLEFIELD EUROPE | GODFATHERS OF THE WHITES ONLY HAUS | HOW LOW CAN YOU GO: CONGRESS AND THE POLLS | WEIRD SHIT

------ON THE AGENDA-----   BATTLEFIELD EUROPE The NATO-Russia Council meeting is taking place in Brussels today, Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty reports. NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said the NATO-Russia Council meeting would focus “on issues including the conflict in eastern Ukraine, the security situation in Afghanistan, and the ‘regional terrorist threat.’" For Russia’s part, “State-run … Continue reading BATTLEFIELD EUROPE | GODFATHERS OF THE WHITES ONLY HAUS | HOW LOW CAN YOU GO: CONGRESS AND THE POLLS | WEIRD SHIT

BREAK THE NEWS | LEAKS | INVESTIGATIONS | CIVIL-MILITARY RELATIONS | WHAT FOREIGN POLICY

BREAKING   DENY THE TRUTH, BREAK THE NEWS The AP and POLITICO delved into the murky waters of the evolving story of the Trump administration’s contacts with the FBI on Friday, contacts the White House seemed to confirm in their briefing Friday. At the same time, the White House tried unsuccessfully to exclude major outlets … Continue reading BREAK THE NEWS | LEAKS | INVESTIGATIONS | CIVIL-MILITARY RELATIONS | WHAT FOREIGN POLICY