TRUMP LAWYER MICHAEL COHEN TO SENATE INTEL TODAY | MUELLER THREATENED MANAFORT WITH INDICTMENT | MANAFORT WIRETAPPED FOR YEARS BY US | ZAPAD IS FOR TO MAKE RUSSIA LOOKING STRONG VERY! | UDAY REALIZES THE CHARADE IS UP? KELLYANNE TOO? | MONEY CAN’T BUY TASTE

-----ON THE AGENDA-----   TRUMP LAWYER MICHAEL COHEN AT SENATE INTEL COMMITTEE CBS News reports, “President Trump's personal lawyer Michael Cohen is scheduled to appear before the Senate Intelligence Committee on Tuesday”. The Washington Post adds Cohen “served as an executive vice president of the Trump Organization from 2007 until earlier this year,” and “Former … Continue reading TRUMP LAWYER MICHAEL COHEN TO SENATE INTEL TODAY | MUELLER THREATENED MANAFORT WITH INDICTMENT | MANAFORT WIRETAPPED FOR YEARS BY US | ZAPAD IS FOR TO MAKE RUSSIA LOOKING STRONG VERY! | UDAY REALIZES THE CHARADE IS UP? KELLYANNE TOO? | MONEY CAN’T BUY TASTE

UDAY ON THE HILL | FACEBOOK SAYS RUSSIA’S INTERNET RESEARCH AGENCY BOUGHT ADS TO INFLUENCE + DIVIDE AMERICANS | PUTIN SAYS T REX FELL IN WITH A BAD CROWD | DARKNESS AT NUNES HEART OF DARKNESS | “DADDY CAN I GO WITH YOU?”

-----ON THE AGENDA-----   UDAY ON THE HILL Alas, something to look forward to! Hopefully some perp walk-like or lite photos of Uday being escorted by security through the Capitol will emerge to hold us over until the real thing materializes! CNN reports, “Donald Trump Jr. is headed for a staff-level interview with the Senate … Continue reading UDAY ON THE HILL | FACEBOOK SAYS RUSSIA’S INTERNET RESEARCH AGENCY BOUGHT ADS TO INFLUENCE + DIVIDE AMERICANS | PUTIN SAYS T REX FELL IN WITH A BAD CROWD | DARKNESS AT NUNES HEART OF DARKNESS | “DADDY CAN I GO WITH YOU?”

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

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

RUSSIA STEALS MALWARE DESIGNS FROM UKRAINIAN HACKER, NOW FBI WITNESS | PUTIN’S FAV RUSSIA PARTY’S ROHRABACHER MEETS PUTIN AGENT ASSANGE | RUSSIA LOVES NAZIS | ZAPAD WATCH | FBI COUNTER-INTELLIGENCE OFFICER STEPS DOWN FROM MUELLER PROBE | GULAG MEMORIAL GOES UP

-----BREAKING-----   FBI HAS A UKRAINIAN HACKER WITNESS; RUSSIA STOLE MALWARE DESIGN The New York Times reports, “The hacker, known only by his online alias ‘Profexer,’” whose “ posts, already accessible only to a small band of fellow hackers and cybercriminals looking for software tips, blinked out in January — just days after American intelligence agencies … Continue reading RUSSIA STEALS MALWARE DESIGNS FROM UKRAINIAN HACKER, NOW FBI WITNESS | PUTIN’S FAV RUSSIA PARTY’S ROHRABACHER MEETS PUTIN AGENT ASSANGE | RUSSIA LOVES NAZIS | ZAPAD WATCH | FBI COUNTER-INTELLIGENCE OFFICER STEPS DOWN FROM MUELLER PROBE | GULAG MEMORIAL GOES UP

TRUMP BEST NOT OUT NORTH KOREA NORTH KOREA | DOCUMENTS DRIP | EVERYTHING RUSSIA DOES BAD IS BILL BROWDER’S FAULT | VENEZUELA: RUSSIA’S $6 BILLION SINKHOLE | 32% | MOSCOW’S DANGEROUS MISCALCULATIONS

-----BREAKING-----   TRUMP BEST NOT OUT NORTH KOREA NORTH KOREA POLITICO reports, “President Donald Trump's warning Tuesday that North Korea ‘will be met with fire and fury’ if it continues its saber rattling sparked new fears that the standoff over the regime's advancing nuclear and missile programs could devolve into a shooting war.” Please, it … Continue reading TRUMP BEST NOT OUT NORTH KOREA NORTH KOREA | DOCUMENTS DRIP | EVERYTHING RUSSIA DOES BAD IS BILL BROWDER’S FAULT | VENEZUELA: RUSSIA’S $6 BILLION SINKHOLE | 32% | MOSCOW’S DANGEROUS MISCALCULATIONS