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

UDAY ON THE HILL | FACEBOOK SAYS RUSSIA’S INTERNET RESEARCH AGENCY BOUGHT ADS TO INFLUENCE + DIVIDE AMERICANS | PUTIN SAYS T REX FELL IN WITH A BAD CROWD | DARKNESS AT NUNES HEART OF DARKNESS | “DADDY CAN I GO WITH YOU?”

-----ON THE AGENDA-----   UDAY ON THE HILL Alas, something to look forward to! Hopefully some perp walk-like or lite photos of Uday being escorted by security through the Capitol will emerge to hold us over until the real thing materializes! CNN reports, “Donald Trump Jr. is headed for a staff-level interview with the Senate … Continue reading UDAY ON THE HILL | FACEBOOK SAYS RUSSIA’S INTERNET RESEARCH AGENCY BOUGHT ADS TO INFLUENCE + DIVIDE AMERICANS | PUTIN SAYS T REX FELL IN WITH A BAD CROWD | DARKNESS AT NUNES HEART OF DARKNESS | “DADDY CAN I GO WITH YOU?”

PESKOV FINALLY RESPONDS TO COHEN’S EMAIL | MOSCOW: CAN WE TALK TO THE REAL POWER? | MUELLER SQUEEZES MANAFORT | US HAS NATO AMBASSADOR AGAIN | SCHROEDER TO JOIN ROSNEFT BOARD | NAVALNY REVEALS SECRET PUTIN MUSEUM + DACHA ISLAND | BUT HIS EMAILS! | LEAK KAMPF

-----BREAKING-----   KREMLIN CONFIRMS IT DID NOT RESPOND TO COHEN’S EMAIL TO PESKOV The Washington Post reports, “A spokesman for Russian President Vladi­mir Putin confirmed on Wednesday that he had received a request for assistance on a stalled Trump Tower real estate project in Moscow from a close aide to President Trump during the 2016 … Continue reading PESKOV FINALLY RESPONDS TO COHEN’S EMAIL | MOSCOW: CAN WE TALK TO THE REAL POWER? | MUELLER SQUEEZES MANAFORT | US HAS NATO AMBASSADOR AGAIN | SCHROEDER TO JOIN ROSNEFT BOARD | NAVALNY REVEALS SECRET PUTIN MUSEUM + DACHA ISLAND | BUT HIS EMAILS! | LEAK KAMPF

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

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

ARTICLES OF IMPEACHMENT INTRODUCED, AGAIN | WIKILEAKS REJECTED RUSSIA INTERIOR MINISTRY DUMP | DARKNESS AT NUNES + BENGHAZI GOWDY CASHING IN | RUSSIA TO REDUCE DEFENSE BUDGETS | NAVALNY GOES AFTER PESKOV’S SON | RIGHT WING TROLLS FOR RUSSIA

-----BREAKING-----   ARTICLES OF IMPEACHMENT TO BE INTRODUCED, AGAIN The Huffington Post reports, “Rep. Steve Cohen (D-Tenn.) says President Donald Trump must be removed from office following his explosive comments defending participants in a white nationalist rally turned deadly in Charlottesville, Virginia, on Saturday.” Previously, TRUMPISTAN WATCH reported on July 13, citing a report in … Continue reading ARTICLES OF IMPEACHMENT INTRODUCED, AGAIN | WIKILEAKS REJECTED RUSSIA INTERIOR MINISTRY DUMP | DARKNESS AT NUNES + BENGHAZI GOWDY CASHING IN | RUSSIA TO REDUCE DEFENSE BUDGETS | NAVALNY GOES AFTER PESKOV’S SON | RIGHT WING TROLLS FOR RUSSIA

RUSSIA STEALS MALWARE DESIGNS FROM UKRAINIAN HACKER, NOW FBI WITNESS | PUTIN’S FAV RUSSIA PARTY’S ROHRABACHER MEETS PUTIN AGENT ASSANGE | RUSSIA LOVES NAZIS | ZAPAD WATCH | FBI COUNTER-INTELLIGENCE OFFICER STEPS DOWN FROM MUELLER PROBE | GULAG MEMORIAL GOES UP

-----BREAKING-----   FBI HAS A UKRAINIAN HACKER WITNESS; RUSSIA STOLE MALWARE DESIGN The New York Times reports, “The hacker, known only by his online alias ‘Profexer,’” whose “ posts, already accessible only to a small band of fellow hackers and cybercriminals looking for software tips, blinked out in January — just days after American intelligence agencies … Continue reading RUSSIA STEALS MALWARE DESIGNS FROM UKRAINIAN HACKER, NOW FBI WITNESS | PUTIN’S FAV RUSSIA PARTY’S ROHRABACHER MEETS PUTIN AGENT ASSANGE | RUSSIA LOVES NAZIS | ZAPAD WATCH | FBI COUNTER-INTELLIGENCE OFFICER STEPS DOWN FROM MUELLER PROBE | GULAG MEMORIAL GOES UP