ZAPAD STARTS | RUSSIA DIDN’T GET ITS WAY WITH THE U.S. | WH MOVES TO ALLOW ANONYMOUS LEGAL FUND GIFTS | MUELLER LOOKING AT COMEY FIRING + SOCIAL MEDIA | FLYNN + JR LIES + CONSPIRACIES | US GOVERNMENT BANS KASPERSKY

-----ON THE AGENDA-----   ZAPAD WATCH: STARTING TODAY, RUSSIA PREPS TO LOSE TO VEYSHNORIA Watch out Russia, Veyshnoria is going to kick your ass but not if it doesn’t have to. Actually it already did. And the Russians are streaming across the border to freedom where the Veyshnorians are passing out bananas. Reuters reports, “From … Continue reading ZAPAD STARTS | RUSSIA DIDN’T GET ITS WAY WITH THE U.S. | WH MOVES TO ALLOW ANONYMOUS LEGAL FUND GIFTS | MUELLER LOOKING AT COMEY FIRING + SOCIAL MEDIA | FLYNN + JR LIES + CONSPIRACIES | US GOVERNMENT BANS KASPERSKY

TRUMP DEFENDS MCMASTER OF HIS DOMAIN | MUELLER + MULTIPLE GRAND JURIES | WHITE HOUSE ASKED TO HAND OVER FLYNN DOCS | DOJ WANTS TO PLUMB FOR LEAKS | WEAPONS FOR UKRAINE | CAPITALISM CONSENTS | EVERYONE IS A NAZI BUT THE NEO-NAZIS

-----BREAKING-----   MCMASTER OF HIS DOMAIN: TRUMP DEFENDS MCMASTER V DISINFO The Washington Examiner reports, “President Trump is defending White House national security adviser H.R. McMaster amid a steady drumbeat from conservatives,” and Russian disinformation, “who are calling on the president to fire him for alleged disloyalty.” The Washington Examiner cites “an unusual statement issued … Continue reading TRUMP DEFENDS MCMASTER OF HIS DOMAIN | MUELLER + MULTIPLE GRAND JURIES | WHITE HOUSE ASKED TO HAND OVER FLYNN DOCS | DOJ WANTS TO PLUMB FOR LEAKS | WEAPONS FOR UKRAINE | CAPITALISM CONSENTS | EVERYONE IS A NAZI BUT THE NEO-NAZIS

TWITLER WHINES RUSSIA SANCTIONS MAKE HIM IMPOTENT | GRAND JURY CONVENED | MUELLER WILL HAVE MORE COVER THAN TRUMP | KUSHNER COMPANIES SUBPOENAED | FLYNN ALSO FORMERLY ON CAMBRIDGE ANALYTICA PAYROLL

-----ON THE AGENDA-----   SESSIONS + DNI COATS TO TALK INTEL LEAKS The Hill reports, “Attorney General Jeff Sessions and Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats will hold speak [sic] on Friday morning about the Trump administration's ongoing efforts to combat intelligence leaks, according to a Justice Department statement.” Citing a statement, The Hill reports, “Sessions … Continue reading TWITLER WHINES RUSSIA SANCTIONS MAKE HIM IMPOTENT | GRAND JURY CONVENED | MUELLER WILL HAVE MORE COVER THAN TRUMP | KUSHNER COMPANIES SUBPOENAED | FLYNN ALSO FORMERLY ON CAMBRIDGE ANALYTICA PAYROLL

CHAIRMAN OF THE JOINT CHIEFS WON’T BACK TRUMP TWEETS | NSC FLYNNSTONE FIRED | SENATE PASSES RUSSIA SANCTIONS (BERNIE VOTES NO) | RUSSIA RETALIATES | 35% APPROVAL | O TRUMPISTAN!

-----BREAKING-----   CHAIRMAN OF JOINT CHIEFS WON’T BACK TRUMP’S TRANSGENDER TWEETS POLITICO reports, “There will be ‘no modifications’ to the military’s transgender policy as a result of President Donald Trump’s tweets, the chairman of the joint chiefs said in a message to top military officers on Thursday.” Now before you scream, “Transgender troops are a … Continue reading CHAIRMAN OF THE JOINT CHIEFS WON’T BACK TRUMP TWEETS | NSC FLYNNSTONE FIRED | SENATE PASSES RUSSIA SANCTIONS (BERNIE VOTES NO) | RUSSIA RETALIATES | 35% APPROVAL | O TRUMPISTAN!

TRUMP INVESTIGATED FOR OBSTRUCTION OF JUSTICE | SENATE HITS RUSSIA WITH MORE SANCTIONS | RUSSIA BARS NAVALNY FROM RUNNING FOR PRESIDENT | MAJORITY BELIEVES TRUMP OBSTRUCTED JUSTICE + TRUSTS COMEY OVER HIM

-----ON THE AGENDA-----   PUTIN’S ANNUAL CALL IN SHOW As if Putin were not already as overexposed as a real housewife, “Russian President Vladimir Putin is holding a televised question-and-answer session, the latest edition of a heavily stage-managed annual show broadcast live by Russia's main state networks,” Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty reports, adding “opening questions … Continue reading TRUMP INVESTIGATED FOR OBSTRUCTION OF JUSTICE | SENATE HITS RUSSIA WITH MORE SANCTIONS | RUSSIA BARS NAVALNY FROM RUNNING FOR PRESIDENT | MAJORITY BELIEVES TRUMP OBSTRUCTED JUSTICE + TRUSTS COMEY OVER HIM

PRIVATE RUSSIAN SESSIONS ON THE HILL | TRUMP’S FIRST CABINET MEETING LIKE NORTH KOREA | HOW GREAT IS THE GREAT LEADER? | PRE-COUP-LIKE PRESS | ARYAN PRINCESS IVANKA’S FEELINGS ARE HURT | MEGYN KELLY NORMALIZES PRESIDENT’S FAVORITE CONSPIRACY NUT | CAPITALISM CONSENTS

-----ON THE AGENDA----- PRIVATE RUSSIAN SESSIONS ON THE HILL POLITICO reports, “Attorney General Jeff Sessions will testify in an open hearing Tuesday before the Senate Intelligence Committee on his role in the unfolding Russia investigation, according to congressional and Justice Department officials.” The Washington Post has some useful background as a reminder, “Sessions had a … Continue reading PRIVATE RUSSIAN SESSIONS ON THE HILL | TRUMP’S FIRST CABINET MEETING LIKE NORTH KOREA | HOW GREAT IS THE GREAT LEADER? | PRE-COUP-LIKE PRESS | ARYAN PRINCESS IVANKA’S FEELINGS ARE HURT | MEGYN KELLY NORMALIZES PRESIDENT’S FAVORITE CONSPIRACY NUT | CAPITALISM CONSENTS

FIELD GUIDE FOR COMEY DAY | THE THRILL ON THE HILL | ALL THE BEST SALACIOUS COMEY DAY HEADLINES! | DECONFLICTION + ACTIVE MEASURES

-----ON THE AGENDA-----   COMEY DAY: THE THRILL ON THE HILL Winter is Comey! The day is here. The Party of Russia has begged the toddler in chief not to Tweet live during the hearing or even watch, but with nothing on his schedule and the 24 hour media to egg him on, bring it … Continue reading FIELD GUIDE FOR COMEY DAY | THE THRILL ON THE HILL | ALL THE BEST SALACIOUS COMEY DAY HEADLINES! | DECONFLICTION + ACTIVE MEASURES