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

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

FUSION GPS IN FOCUS | TRUMP REPEATS RUSSIAN PROPAGANDA ON HILLARY + UKRAINE | WHY INVESTIGATING BARRON ISN’T A BAD THOUGHT | MANAFORT SUBPOENA DROPPED | ALFA BANK DOJ APPOINTEE CONFIRMATION HEARING | PURGES + SANCTIONS | ARMING UKRAINE

-----ON THE AGENDA-----   SENATE JUDICIARY COMMITTEE SPOTLIGHT ON FUSION GPS The Washington Post reports, “On Wednesday, the Senate Judiciary Committee is set to finally hold the hearing that was derailed earlier this month by the unfolding scandal over a meeting between top Trump officials and a Russian lawyer.” The Washington Post adds, “When Chairman Charles E. … Continue reading FUSION GPS IN FOCUS | TRUMP REPEATS RUSSIAN PROPAGANDA ON HILLARY + UKRAINE | WHY INVESTIGATING BARRON ISN’T A BAD THOUGHT | MANAFORT SUBPOENA DROPPED | ALFA BANK DOJ APPOINTEE CONFIRMATION HEARING | PURGES + SANCTIONS | ARMING UKRAINE

JARED SPEAKS – NO HE RELEASES A *STATEMENT* | UDAY’S LADY LAWYER FRIEND IS ALSO FSB’S LAWYER | EIGHTH MAN’S FSB TIES | SESSIONS TALKED CAMPAIGN WITH KISLYAK | FLYNN BACK IN BIZ | SPICER RESIGNS | SANCTIONS ARE ON | CHINESE IN THE BALTIC SEA

-----BREAKING-----   JARED SPEAKS – SORT OF, OK HE RELEASED A STATEMENT The Washington Post reports, “Jared Kushner, President Trump’s senior adviser and son-in-law, plans to detail four meetings,” while denying “any improper contacts or collusion in testimony to a congressional panel on Monday.” According to the Washington Post, “Kushner defends his interactions with Russian Ambassador … Continue reading JARED SPEAKS – NO HE RELEASES A *STATEMENT* | UDAY’S LADY LAWYER FRIEND IS ALSO FSB’S LAWYER | EIGHTH MAN’S FSB TIES | SESSIONS TALKED CAMPAIGN WITH KISLYAK | FLYNN BACK IN BIZ | SPICER RESIGNS | SANCTIONS ARE ON | CHINESE IN THE BALTIC SEA

NSC ADVISED AGAINST BILAT WITH PUTIN | SPECIAL COUNSEL GOES DEEP | TRUMP’S LEGAL STRATEGY: 1 IF BY DISCREDITING, 2 IF BY PARDON | RESHUFFLING THE LEGAL TEAM ON THE TITANIC | T REX’S EXXON VIOLATED RUSSIA SANCTIONS | UKRAINIANS DYING SO YOU CAN BE FREE

-----BREAKING----- MCMASTER, AIDES ADVISED AGAINST TRUMP-PUTIN MEETING The AP reports, “some top aides, including National Security Adviser Gen. H.R. McMaster, have been warning that Putin is not to be trusted.” According to AP (and common sense, really), “diplomats and intelligence officials were ‘dumbfounded’ by the president’s approach, particularly given the evidence of Russia’s election meddling.” … Continue reading NSC ADVISED AGAINST BILAT WITH PUTIN | SPECIAL COUNSEL GOES DEEP | TRUMP’S LEGAL STRATEGY: 1 IF BY DISCREDITING, 2 IF BY PARDON | RESHUFFLING THE LEGAL TEAM ON THE TITANIC | T REX’S EXXON VIOLATED RUSSIA SANCTIONS | UKRAINIANS DYING SO YOU CAN BE FREE

DON’T LET THE STUPID (OR THE RUSSIAN MAFIA STATE) KILL YOU! | PRINCELING JARED’S SECURITY CLEARANCE IN CONTENTION | RUSSIA PARTY REPUBLICANS BLOCK SANCTIONS | MAFIA LAWYER ACTS LIKE IT | TRUMP IS A DIRTY RUSSIAN MONEY LAUNDROMAT | MERCERS FUND MILO

-----BREAKING-----   WALL STREET JOURNAL SOURCE DIED OF SUSPICIOUS SUICIDE The Chicago Tribune reports, “A Republican donor and operative from Chicago's North Shore who said he had tried to obtain Hillary Clinton’s missing emails from Russian hackers killed himself in a Minnesota hotel room days after talking to The Wall Street Journal about his efforts, public … Continue reading DON’T LET THE STUPID (OR THE RUSSIAN MAFIA STATE) KILL YOU! | PRINCELING JARED’S SECURITY CLEARANCE IN CONTENTION | RUSSIA PARTY REPUBLICANS BLOCK SANCTIONS | MAFIA LAWYER ACTS LIKE IT | TRUMP IS A DIRTY RUSSIAN MONEY LAUNDROMAT | MERCERS FUND MILO