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

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

CAR BOMB IN KIEV | MAKE AMERICA LOSE ITS MORAL COURAGE | NATO GENERAL ON RUSSIA’S CONTINUUM OF PEACE + CONFLICT | RECUSENIK FOR LEASE | STALINIST RUSSIA ALIVE + NOT WELL

-----BREAKING-----   CAR BOMB KILLS UKRAINIAN MILITARY INTEL COLONEL IN CENTRAL KIEV Reuters reports, “A colonel in Ukraine's military intelligence was killed by a car bomb in central Kiev on Tuesday, the defense ministry said, describing the incident as a ‘terrorist act.’” Reuters notes, “The police and the ministry did not give further details or … Continue reading CAR BOMB IN KIEV | MAKE AMERICA LOSE ITS MORAL COURAGE | NATO GENERAL ON RUSSIA’S CONTINUUM OF PEACE + CONFLICT | RECUSENIK FOR LEASE | STALINIST RUSSIA ALIVE + NOT WELL

TRUMP TWEETS HE IS UNDER INVESTIGATION | FBI WILL NOT RELEASE COMEY MEMOS | MANAFORT’S DINNERS WITH SUSPECT UKRAINIAN BUSINESSMAN | INVESTIGATORS WANT TO TALK TO TRUMP’S DIGITAL DIRECTOR | NATO IN THE BALTICS | CLEAVAGE TRUMP CANNOT STAND

-----BREAKING-----   TRUMP CONFIRMS HE IS INDEED UNDER INVESTIGATION Last Friday TRUMPISTAN WATCH carried an item about how Trump will pepper unrelated conversations with outbursts of, “I am not under investigation!” Well, guess what? He lied and revealed himself on Twitter. Luckily Washington’s various power centers have actively and consistently worked to undercut him as … Continue reading TRUMP TWEETS HE IS UNDER INVESTIGATION | FBI WILL NOT RELEASE COMEY MEMOS | MANAFORT’S DINNERS WITH SUSPECT UKRAINIAN BUSINESSMAN | INVESTIGATORS WANT TO TALK TO TRUMP’S DIGITAL DIRECTOR | NATO IN THE BALTICS | CLEAVAGE TRUMP CANNOT STAND

MILITARY + THE BUDGET | INVESTIGATION UPDATES | SOCIETY + THE STATE | PATRIOTS + LIARS

ON THE AGENDA   RESET THIS Donald Trump is to address a joint session of Congress, and the nation, this evening. According to POLITICO, “White House officials reluctantly acknowledge they could use a reset,” since Bannon tried utilizing Trump’s first 10 days for a series of ill-advised executive orders bent on “destroying the administrative state,” … Continue reading MILITARY + THE BUDGET | INVESTIGATION UPDATES | SOCIETY + THE STATE | PATRIOTS + LIARS

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