MATTIS IN UKRAINE | TRUMP CAMPAIGN AIDE TRIED TO ARRANGE FOR PUTIN CONFAB | STERN DEPICTS TRUMP’S SEIN KAMPF | SENATE COMMITTEE TO VOTE WHETHER TO DISCLOSE STEELE DOSSIER FIRM’S TESTIMONY | “WHAT TO EXPECT WHEN YOUR EXPECTING ZAPAD” | NUKES OF HAZARD

-----ON THE AGENDA-----   MATTIS IN UKRAINE FOR INDEPENDENCE DAY Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty reports, “U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis is in Kyiv for Ukrainian Independence Day celebrations and talks with President Petro Poroshenko and Defense Minister Stepan Poltorak.” Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty notes, “The 26th anniversary of Ukraine's declaration of independence from the Soviet … Continue reading MATTIS IN UKRAINE | TRUMP CAMPAIGN AIDE TRIED TO ARRANGE FOR PUTIN CONFAB | STERN DEPICTS TRUMP’S SEIN KAMPF | SENATE COMMITTEE TO VOTE WHETHER TO DISCLOSE STEELE DOSSIER FIRM’S TESTIMONY | “WHAT TO EXPECT WHEN YOUR EXPECTING ZAPAD” | NUKES OF HAZARD

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

DON’T LET THE STUPID (OR THE RUSSIAN MAFIA STATE) KILL YOU! | PRINCELING JARED’S SECURITY CLEARANCE IN CONTENTION | RUSSIA PARTY REPUBLICANS BLOCK SANCTIONS | MAFIA LAWYER ACTS LIKE IT | TRUMP IS A DIRTY RUSSIAN MONEY LAUNDROMAT | MERCERS FUND MILO

-----BREAKING-----   WALL STREET JOURNAL SOURCE DIED OF SUSPICIOUS SUICIDE The Chicago Tribune reports, “A Republican donor and operative from Chicago's North Shore who said he had tried to obtain Hillary Clinton’s missing emails from Russian hackers killed himself in a Minnesota hotel room days after talking to The Wall Street Journal about his efforts, public … Continue reading DON’T LET THE STUPID (OR THE RUSSIAN MAFIA STATE) KILL YOU! | PRINCELING JARED’S SECURITY CLEARANCE IN CONTENTION | RUSSIA PARTY REPUBLICANS BLOCK SANCTIONS | MAFIA LAWYER ACTS LIKE IT | TRUMP IS A DIRTY RUSSIAN MONEY LAUNDROMAT | MERCERS FUND MILO