CONSTITUTIONAL CRISIS DELUXE! | TRUMP WANTS MILITIAS OVER POLICE | TRUMP ORG SOUGHT MOSCOW TOWER AS TRUMP CAMPAIGNED | TRUMP PARDONS SHERIFF RESPONSIBLE FOR UNCONSCIONABLE | TRANSGENDER BAN | MATTIS: HOLD THE LINE | GORKA OUT | T REX SAYS TRUMP SPEAKS FOR HIMSELF

-----ON THE AGENDA-----   TRUMP WANTS SURPLUS MILITARY GEAR TO GO TO LOCAL POLICE The Washington Post reports, “President Donald Trump plans to resume the transfer of surplus weapons, vehicles and other equipment from the nation’s military to its state and local law enforcement agencies, reviving a program which was sharply curtailed by President Barack Obama … Continue reading CONSTITUTIONAL CRISIS DELUXE! | TRUMP WANTS MILITIAS OVER POLICE | TRUMP ORG SOUGHT MOSCOW TOWER AS TRUMP CAMPAIGNED | TRUMP PARDONS SHERIFF RESPONSIBLE FOR UNCONSCIONABLE | TRANSGENDER BAN | MATTIS: HOLD THE LINE | GORKA OUT | T REX SAYS TRUMP SPEAKS FOR HIMSELF

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

BANNON’S NO LENIN | U.S. CYBER COMMAND | U.S. EMBASSY MOSCOW SUSPENDS NON-IMMIGRANT VISAS | MATTIS TO UKRAINE SOON | MINSK MEETING FOR VOLKER + SURKOV | PUTIN IN CRIMEA | EIGHTH MAN AKHMETSHIN’S HARD CORE KREMLIN TIES | WIKILEAKS WANTS WH PRESS PASSES

-----BREAKING-----   TO THE DUSTBIN OF HISTORY, FAKE NEWS FAKER BANNON IS NO LENIN Nor is he as good as the Nazi Julius Streicher TRUMPISTAN WATCH has long compared him to. On Friday, POLITICO reported, “Steve Bannon, the populist firebrand who had become increasingly isolated in the West Wing, is out as President Donald Trump’s … Continue reading BANNON’S NO LENIN | U.S. CYBER COMMAND | U.S. EMBASSY MOSCOW SUSPENDS NON-IMMIGRANT VISAS | MATTIS TO UKRAINE SOON | MINSK MEETING FOR VOLKER + SURKOV | PUTIN IN CRIMEA | EIGHTH MAN AKHMETSHIN’S HARD CORE KREMLIN TIES | WIKILEAKS WANTS WH PRESS PASSES

NK, NYT + SUSPECT RUSSIAN DISINFO | TRUMP CAN’T CRITICIZE PUTIN + WHITE NATIONALISTS + THEY ARE LINKED | TRUMP CAMPAIGN AIDE WANTED TO ARRANGE PUTIN MEETING | MANAFORT + MORE RUSSIAN DIRTY MONEY | PENCE ANGLES TO BE 46 | VOLKER-SURKOV TO MEET | FIGHT HATE

-----BREAKING-----   LET’S TALK ABOUT NK, NYT + SUSPECT RUSSIAN DISINFO The New York Times reports – and there should be some pretty heavy quotations there – “North Korea’s success in testing an intercontinental ballistic missile that appears able to reach the United States was made possible by black-market purchases of powerful rocket engines probably … Continue reading NK, NYT + SUSPECT RUSSIAN DISINFO | TRUMP CAN’T CRITICIZE PUTIN + WHITE NATIONALISTS + THEY ARE LINKED | TRUMP CAMPAIGN AIDE WANTED TO ARRANGE PUTIN MEETING | MANAFORT + MORE RUSSIAN DIRTY MONEY | PENCE ANGLES TO BE 46 | VOLKER-SURKOV TO MEET | FIGHT HATE

TWITLER WHINES RUSSIA SANCTIONS MAKE HIM IMPOTENT | GRAND JURY CONVENED | MUELLER WILL HAVE MORE COVER THAN TRUMP | KUSHNER COMPANIES SUBPOENAED | FLYNN ALSO FORMERLY ON CAMBRIDGE ANALYTICA PAYROLL

-----ON THE AGENDA-----   SESSIONS + DNI COATS TO TALK INTEL LEAKS The Hill reports, “Attorney General Jeff Sessions and Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats will hold speak [sic] on Friday morning about the Trump administration's ongoing efforts to combat intelligence leaks, according to a Justice Department statement.” Citing a statement, The Hill reports, “Sessions … Continue reading TWITLER WHINES RUSSIA SANCTIONS MAKE HIM IMPOTENT | GRAND JURY CONVENED | MUELLER WILL HAVE MORE COVER THAN TRUMP | KUSHNER COMPANIES SUBPOENAED | FLYNN ALSO FORMERLY ON CAMBRIDGE ANALYTICA PAYROLL

PENCE IN EAST EURO | PRELUDE TO A SLAUGHTER | WHITE HOUSE SURVIVOR: REINCE SASHAYS AWAY, KELLY IN, MCMASTER ON THE ROCKS | BEWARE THE BACK DOOR TO REMOVING SANCTIONS | RUSSIA RETALIATES + RESTRICTS THE INTERNET | PROFILES OF KEY PLAYERS

-----ON THE AGENDA-----   PENCE KICKS OFF EASTERN EUROPE TOUR The AP reports, “Vice President Mike Pence visits three countries in Russia's neighborhood,” in order “to signal support for them and NATO while drawing a line against aggression.” According to the AP, “Pence's mission will be encouraging those countries to continue to ally with the … Continue reading PENCE IN EAST EURO | PRELUDE TO A SLAUGHTER | WHITE HOUSE SURVIVOR: REINCE SASHAYS AWAY, KELLY IN, MCMASTER ON THE ROCKS | BEWARE THE BACK DOOR TO REMOVING SANCTIONS | RUSSIA RETALIATES + RESTRICTS THE INTERNET | PROFILES OF KEY PLAYERS