KLEPTOCRACY WATCH AS TRUMP TRASH FAMILY DRAINS SECRET SERVICE BUDGET | MANAFORT MONEY TRAIL | ANTONOV OFFICIALLY NAMED NEXT RUSSIAN AMBASSADOR TO US | LITHUANIA RECEIVES US LNG | CRAZY MOSCOW MANEUVERS

-----BREAKING-----   KLEPTOCRACY WATCH: TRUMP TRAVEL DRAINS SECRET SERVICE BUDGET USA Today reports, “The Secret Service can no longer pay hundreds of agents it needs to carry out an expanded protective mission – in large part due to the sheer size of President Trump's family and efforts necessary to secure their multiple residences up and down the East Coast.” … Continue reading KLEPTOCRACY WATCH AS TRUMP TRASH FAMILY DRAINS SECRET SERVICE BUDGET | MANAFORT MONEY TRAIL | ANTONOV OFFICIALLY NAMED NEXT RUSSIAN AMBASSADOR TO US | LITHUANIA RECEIVES US LNG | CRAZY MOSCOW MANEUVERS

PENCE IN PODGORICA | TRUMP’S OBSTRUCTION OF JUSTICE UH OH, WHITE HOUSE LIKE OH, NO BIGGIE | SETH RICH RELATED LAWSUIT TARGETS FAUX NEWS FOX | TRUMP + T REX OPPOSE RUSSIA SANCTIONS | T REX TO MEET LAVROV AGAIN | WRAY CONFIRMED AS FBI DIRECTOR

-----ON THE AGENDA-----   PENCE ARRIVES IN MONTENEGRO AT END OF EASTERN EUROPE TRIP Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty reports, “U.S. Vice President Mike Pence has arrived in Montenegro on the final leg of a tour of Eastern Europe.” He is in Podgorica, the most boring of the Balkan capitals “as a show of U.S. support … Continue reading PENCE IN PODGORICA | TRUMP’S OBSTRUCTION OF JUSTICE UH OH, WHITE HOUSE LIKE OH, NO BIGGIE | SETH RICH RELATED LAWSUIT TARGETS FAUX NEWS FOX | TRUMP + T REX OPPOSE RUSSIA SANCTIONS | T REX TO MEET LAVROV AGAIN | WRAY CONFIRMED AS FBI DIRECTOR

PENCE IN GEORGIA | TRUMP DICTATED UDAY’S BOGUS STATEMENT ON RUSSIAN MEETINGS | JARED SAYS TRUMP TOO DISORGANIZED TO COLLUDE | RNC TELLS STAFF SAVE ALL DOCS | PENTAGON PLAN TO ARM UKRAINE

-----ON THE AGENDA-----   PENCE ON TOUR IN EASTERN EUROPE ARRIVES IN GEORGIA Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty reports, “U.S. Vice President Mike Pence conveyed a message of support from U.S. President Donald Trump to Georgian leaders at an official dinner in Tbilisi late on July 31. The United States stands with Georgia, Pence said, as … Continue reading PENCE IN GEORGIA | TRUMP DICTATED UDAY’S BOGUS STATEMENT ON RUSSIAN MEETINGS | JARED SAYS TRUMP TOO DISORGANIZED TO COLLUDE | RNC TELLS STAFF SAVE ALL DOCS | PENTAGON PLAN TO ARM UKRAINE

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

TRUMP’S LAWYERS HELP HIM HIDE HIS MONEY | TRUMP TELLS RUSSIANS STRAIGHT, AMERICANS GET TO CHASER | MCMASTER UNREMEMBERS | FACEBOOK + “FAKE NEWS” | BEAT THE NAZIS BACK INTO THE SEWER

-----BREAKING-----   TRUMP LAWYERS DID NOT WANT HIM TO SIGN FINANCIAL DISCLOSURE FORM The AP reports, “Donald Trump’s attorneys originally wanted him to submit an updated financial disclosure without certifying the information as true, according to correspondence with the Office of Government Ethics.” Well why not? Is it perhaps because he is concealing a ton … Continue reading TRUMP’S LAWYERS HELP HIM HIDE HIS MONEY | TRUMP TELLS RUSSIANS STRAIGHT, AMERICANS GET TO CHASER | MCMASTER UNREMEMBERS | FACEBOOK + “FAKE NEWS” | BEAT THE NAZIS BACK INTO THE SEWER

DELUXE EDITION: TRUMP A DANGER TO DEMOCRACY | ANATOMY OF A SCANDAL: FIELD GUIDE TO COMEY FIRING FALLOUT | NATO IN THE BALTICS + THE BLACK SEA | NOT SO GRAND STRATEGIC COMMUNICATIONS

-----ON THE AGENDA-----   RUSSIAN ELECTION INTERFERENCE SUMMIT IN PRAGUE The Guardian reports, “Security specialists from 27 countries including Britain and the US are meeting in Prague on Monday in what has been billed as the most concerted attempt yet to counter alleged Kremlin destabilisation measures aimed at undermining western elections.” The five-day summit is … Continue reading DELUXE EDITION: TRUMP A DANGER TO DEMOCRACY | ANATOMY OF A SCANDAL: FIELD GUIDE TO COMEY FIRING FALLOUT | NATO IN THE BALTICS + THE BLACK SEA | NOT SO GRAND STRATEGIC COMMUNICATIONS

CON TRAILS | DARKNESS AT NUNES | DEVELOPING IN DALLAS | “BRING ME THE LADDER!”

-----BREAKING-----   STEAL THIS ELECTION CNN reports, “The FBI has information that indicates associates of President Donald Trump communicated with suspected Russian operatives to possibly coordinate the release of information damaging to Hillary Clinton's campaign,” citing US officials. According to one unnamed official, this is “partly what FBI Director James Comey was referring to when … Continue reading CON TRAILS | DARKNESS AT NUNES | DEVELOPING IN DALLAS | “BRING ME THE LADDER!”