TRUMP HANDS SYRIA VICTORY TO PUTIN | TRUMP’S DEUTSCHE BANK LOANS UNDER SCRUTINY | PRIVATE RUSSIAN SESSIONS NEXT TO GO? | MANAFORT OWED RUSSIANS $17 MILLION BEFORE TRUMP CAMPAIGN | RECRUITING ROHRABACHER

-----BREAKING-----   TRUMP ENDS CIA PROGRAM TO ARM ANTI-ASSAD REBELS The Washington Post reports, “President Trump has decided to end the CIA’s covert program to arm and train moderate Syrian rebels battling the government of Bashar al-Assad, a move long sought by Russia,” U.S. officials said. The Washington Post notes, “Officials said the phasing out … Continue reading TRUMP HANDS SYRIA VICTORY TO PUTIN | TRUMP’S DEUTSCHE BANK LOANS UNDER SCRUTINY | PRIVATE RUSSIAN SESSIONS NEXT TO GO? | MANAFORT OWED RUSSIANS $17 MILLION BEFORE TRUMP CAMPAIGN | RECRUITING ROHRABACHER

INF U RUSSIA | ENEMY OF STATE | OIL + GAZ | NSC IN DC | RT LIKE USSR | TM LIKE A PIMP

ON THE AGENDA   PUTIN + EXXON CEO TO MEET TODAY Reuters reports that Putin is scheduled to meet Secretary of State Rex Tillerson’s successor at ExxonMobil, Darren Woods today. It is unlikely anyone in media or the general public will ever find out what is truly discussed, which is too bad. From Reuters.   … Continue reading INF U RUSSIA | ENEMY OF STATE | OIL + GAZ | NSC IN DC | RT LIKE USSR | TM LIKE A PIMP