PUTIN WANTED TO KISS AND MAKE UP | SANCTIONS THREATEN RUSSIAN DEFENSE BUILD UP | RUSSIA USED FACEBOOK TO ORGANIZE U.S. PROTESTS | TURKEY BUYS MISSILES FROM MOSCOW | MONITORING RUSSIAN PROPAGANDA IN GERMANY

-----BREAKING-----   PUTIN WANTED FULL RAPPROCHEMENT WITH AMERICA Putin is the little boy with a crush who will never ever get what he truly seeks because she is too beautiful, too shiny, too full of herself, too distracted. He also misjudged terribly how not broken the West is and how he would get his way. … Continue reading PUTIN WANTED TO KISS AND MAKE UP | SANCTIONS THREATEN RUSSIAN DEFENSE BUILD UP | RUSSIA USED FACEBOOK TO ORGANIZE U.S. PROTESTS | TURKEY BUYS MISSILES FROM MOSCOW | MONITORING RUSSIAN PROPAGANDA IN GERMANY

KELLY PLAYS TRUMP’S NEWS DADDY TO CUT CONSPIRACIES | BRENNAN SAID CONGRESS WASN’T WOKE IN DECEMBER | RUSSIA ABUSES INTERPOL TO GET BROWDER FOR PUTINISM | REMEMBERING RICK DEARBORN EXISTS | HOTLINE SYRIA | FAR RIGHT PO’D KELLY THINKS THEY’RE BS | AP’S NOT REAL NEWS

-----BREAKING-----   KELLY: THANKLESS TASK OF KEEPING FAKE NEWS OFF TRUMP’S DESK The New York Times reports, “The president was given pieces of unvetted information, and found more on his own that he often tweeted out. Policy decisions were often based on whoever had last gotten Mr. Trump’s attention. But now, “inside the West Wing, … Continue reading KELLY PLAYS TRUMP’S NEWS DADDY TO CUT CONSPIRACIES | BRENNAN SAID CONGRESS WASN’T WOKE IN DECEMBER | RUSSIA ABUSES INTERPOL TO GET BROWDER FOR PUTINISM | REMEMBERING RICK DEARBORN EXISTS | HOTLINE SYRIA | FAR RIGHT PO’D KELLY THINKS THEY’RE BS | AP’S NOT REAL NEWS

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

PENCE IN PODGORICA | TRUMP’S OBSTRUCTION OF JUSTICE UH OH, WHITE HOUSE LIKE OH, NO BIGGIE | SETH RICH RELATED LAWSUIT TARGETS FAUX NEWS FOX | TRUMP + T REX OPPOSE RUSSIA SANCTIONS | T REX TO MEET LAVROV AGAIN | WRAY CONFIRMED AS FBI DIRECTOR

-----ON THE AGENDA-----   PENCE ARRIVES IN MONTENEGRO AT END OF EASTERN EUROPE TRIP Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty reports, “U.S. Vice President Mike Pence has arrived in Montenegro on the final leg of a tour of Eastern Europe.” He is in Podgorica, the most boring of the Balkan capitals “as a show of U.S. support … Continue reading PENCE IN PODGORICA | TRUMP’S OBSTRUCTION OF JUSTICE UH OH, WHITE HOUSE LIKE OH, NO BIGGIE | SETH RICH RELATED LAWSUIT TARGETS FAUX NEWS FOX | TRUMP + T REX OPPOSE RUSSIA SANCTIONS | T REX TO MEET LAVROV AGAIN | WRAY CONFIRMED AS FBI DIRECTOR

TRUMP BANS TRANSGENDERS IN THE MILITARY VIA TWITTER | FIRTASH A BRIBING, MAFIA-CONNECTED, DOJ SAYS | PERRY PRANKED | WHO KNOWS WHERE T REX IS? | NEXT BENGHAZI | KASPERSKY’S FREE MALWARE | PROPAGANDISTS, TROLLS + A NEW TRUMPENFUHRERJUGEND OATH

-----ON THE AGENDA-----   BILL BROWDER BEFORE SENATE JUDICIARY COMMITTEE CNN reports, “The Senate judiciary committee dug into questions of Russia's interference in the US elections Wednesday -- but delayed hearing from one of its key witnesses,” Bill Browder, “amid a procedural row spurred by the continuing health care fight in the Senate.” According to … Continue reading TRUMP BANS TRANSGENDERS IN THE MILITARY VIA TWITTER | FIRTASH A BRIBING, MAFIA-CONNECTED, DOJ SAYS | PERRY PRANKED | WHO KNOWS WHERE T REX IS? | NEXT BENGHAZI | KASPERSKY’S FREE MALWARE | PROPAGANDISTS, TROLLS + A NEW TRUMPENFUHRERJUGEND OATH

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

MUSLIM BAN TO BEGIN TONIGHT | DIA DETAILS RUSSIA’S REGIME CHANGE CONCERNS | GIULIANI CONCEDES RUSSIAN HACKING HAPPENED | RUSSIA’S RETALIATORY ROUNDS | MILITARY ACTIVITIES IN UKRAINE + THE BALTICS | TRUMP ATTACKS SPECIAL COUNSEL | FIGHT FOR FOREIGN POLICY

-----ON THE AGENDA-----   MUSLIM BAN TO GO INTO EFFECT TONIGHT Bloomberg reports, “The Trump administration will introduce new restrictions on travel to the U.S. by refugees and migrants from six countries as of 8 p.m. eastern time Thursday,” citing a single source “familiar with the matter.” This is how America loses its moral courage? … Continue reading MUSLIM BAN TO BEGIN TONIGHT | DIA DETAILS RUSSIA’S REGIME CHANGE CONCERNS | GIULIANI CONCEDES RUSSIAN HACKING HAPPENED | RUSSIA’S RETALIATORY ROUNDS | MILITARY ACTIVITIES IN UKRAINE + THE BALTICS | TRUMP ATTACKS SPECIAL COUNSEL | FIGHT FOR FOREIGN POLICY