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

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

MOLE HUNT | SANCTIONS + EXXON | CITGO INAUGURAL GIFT | TWO SCALPS FOR THE RESISTANCE | RUSSIANS WAR GAMED ELECTION INTERFERENCE | ANOTHER DEAD RUSSIAN JOURNALIST

-----BREAKING-----   MOLE HUNT! CBS News reports the FBI and CIA are searching for a mole in their midst who “exposed thousands of top-secret documents that described CIA tools used to penetrate smartphones, smart televisions and computer systems” by passing this information to WikiLeaks and/or Russian intelligence, which cleansed it by passing it through WikiLeaks. … Continue reading MOLE HUNT | SANCTIONS + EXXON | CITGO INAUGURAL GIFT | TWO SCALPS FOR THE RESISTANCE | RUSSIANS WAR GAMED ELECTION INTERFERENCE | ANOTHER DEAD RUSSIAN JOURNALIST