MUELLER WANTS ALL THE WHITE HOUSE DOCS | “PRIVATE BRIEFINGS” IN POLITICS IS NOW WAY DIRTIER THAN SEX | RUSSIA + MANAFORT FOR IRAQI KURDISTAN | A MOBSTER WITHOUT AN ENFORCER IS LIKE A SALAD WITHOUT DRESSING | MELANIA TAKES HER OLD “AGENT” TO THE UN | FLORIDA FAKEBOOK

-----BREAKING-----   MUELLER WANTS DOCS ON COMEY FIRING/RUSSIANS IN OVAL OFFICE The New York Times reports, “Robert S. Mueller III, the special counsel, has asked the White House for documents about some of President Trump’s most scrutinized actions since taking office, including the firing of his national security adviser and F.B.I. director”. White House officials … Continue reading MUELLER WANTS ALL THE WHITE HOUSE DOCS | “PRIVATE BRIEFINGS” IN POLITICS IS NOW WAY DIRTIER THAN SEX | RUSSIA + MANAFORT FOR IRAQI KURDISTAN | A MOBSTER WITHOUT AN ENFORCER IS LIKE A SALAD WITHOUT DRESSING | MELANIA TAKES HER OLD “AGENT” TO THE UN | FLORIDA FAKEBOOK

KASPERSKY TO KONGRESS | TURKEY’S RUSSIAN MISSILE PURCHASE MAY TRIGGER US SANCTIONS | EU EXTENDS RUSSIA SANCTIONS | DEEP STATE DEPARTMENT ELEGY | BTC PIPELINE EXTENDED TO 2050

-----BREAKING-----   EUGENE KASPERSKY AGREES TO TESTIFY BEFORE CONGRESS Reuters reports, “Eugene Kaspersky, the co-founder and chief executive of Moscow-based anti-virus firm Kaspersky Lab, said on Thursday he accepted an invitation to testify to U.S. lawmakers later this month over the security of his company’s products, but that he needed an expedited visa in order … Continue reading KASPERSKY TO KONGRESS | TURKEY’S RUSSIAN MISSILE PURCHASE MAY TRIGGER US SANCTIONS | EU EXTENDS RUSSIA SANCTIONS | DEEP STATE DEPARTMENT ELEGY | BTC PIPELINE EXTENDED TO 2050

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

IT’S THE COVER UP, STUPID | CYBER SECURITY ADVISORS RESIGN | GUESS WHAT? THIS SHIT TAINTS BOTH PARTIES BUT NOT IN EQUAL MEASURE | MATTIS FREEZES TRANSGENDER BAN | TRUMP SUCKS + CAN’T DEAL, AGAIN | FAKE MERCH AS YOU EXIT THROUGH THE GIFT SHOP

-----BREAKING-----   TRUMP DISCUSSED MOSCOW REAL ESTATE DEAL WITH LONG-TIME LAWYER The Wall Street Journal reports, “Michael Cohen, an attorney for the Trump Organization, discussed a prospective real estate deal in Moscow with Donald Trump on three occasions during the presidential campaign, Mr. Cohen said in an interview with The Wall Street Journal.” According to … Continue reading IT’S THE COVER UP, STUPID | CYBER SECURITY ADVISORS RESIGN | GUESS WHAT? THIS SHIT TAINTS BOTH PARTIES BUT NOT IN EQUAL MEASURE | MATTIS FREEZES TRANSGENDER BAN | TRUMP SUCKS + CAN’T DEAL, AGAIN | FAKE MERCH AS YOU EXIT THROUGH THE GIFT SHOP

UKRAINE SCHOOL YEAR START CEASE FIRE TO BE ANNOUNCED TODAY | RUSSIA-FRIENDLY ICELANDIC BANK WANTED TO INVEST IN TRUMP PROJECTS | SENATE WANTS TO DECLARE WIKILEAKS “HOSTILE SPY SERVICE” | NAVY TO REVIEW HACKING POSSIBILITY | US COAL IN UKRAINE | DANISH AF VIDEO OF INTERCEPT

-----ON THE AGENDA-----   ANNOUNCEMENT TODAY: UKRAINE CEASE FIRE FOR SCHOOL YEAR’S START Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty reports, “Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has proposed a cease-fire in eastern Ukraine starting on August 23 at the beginning of the school year and got unanimous support from Russia, Germany, France, and the United States.” According to Radio … Continue reading UKRAINE SCHOOL YEAR START CEASE FIRE TO BE ANNOUNCED TODAY | RUSSIA-FRIENDLY ICELANDIC BANK WANTED TO INVEST IN TRUMP PROJECTS | SENATE WANTS TO DECLARE WIKILEAKS “HOSTILE SPY SERVICE” | NAVY TO REVIEW HACKING POSSIBILITY | US COAL IN UKRAINE | DANISH AF VIDEO OF INTERCEPT

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

NO TRUMP BUMP IN RUSSIA EITHER | RUSSIA SAYS VOLKER + SURKOV WILL MEET IN MINSK | ZAPAD WATCH: PRE-GAME | CRYSTALLEX SEEKS TO MANEUVER CITGO FROM ROSNEFT COLLATERAL | REMEMBERING THE KURSK TRAGEDY, ANNIVERSARY MARKS 17 YEARS OF KREMLIN’S AGE OF DECEPTION

-----BREAKING-----   SANCTIONS HIT RUSSIA, NO “TRUMP BUMP” THERE EITHER Reuters reports, “New U.S. sanctions on Moscow have forced Russian business chiefs to accept that Donald Trump's rise to power is not about to produce a ‘Trump Bump’ in foreign investment.” Moscow’s great miscalculation comes back to bite them. Recall, “The latest measures allow Congress … Continue reading NO TRUMP BUMP IN RUSSIA EITHER | RUSSIA SAYS VOLKER + SURKOV WILL MEET IN MINSK | ZAPAD WATCH: PRE-GAME | CRYSTALLEX SEEKS TO MANEUVER CITGO FROM ROSNEFT COLLATERAL | REMEMBERING THE KURSK TRAGEDY, ANNIVERSARY MARKS 17 YEARS OF KREMLIN’S AGE OF DECEPTION