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If this is not treason, then what is it?

Dan Drezner:

A former CIA chief of Russian operations tweeted, “From a counterintelligence perspective, something is going on behind the scenes. Before Helsinki I was less sure; post Helsinki, I feel sick.”

Cambridge Analytica’s Facebook data was accessed from Russia, MP says

Innnnnteresting

Putin’s playbook for discrediting America and destabilizing the West

“The book in question is The Foundations of Geopolitics: The Geopolitical Future of Russia by neo-fascist political scientist Aleksandr Dugin, whose nickname is “Putin’s Brain”.”

Russian pop star involved in collusion story releases salacious music video slagging Trump

Why the F.B.I. Raid Is Perilous for Michael Cohen — and Trump

Mueller Tells Guy Who Legally Can’t Be a Target That He’s Not a Target, Perhaps in a Bid to Make Him Legally Targetable

Marcy Wheeler:

All of which is to say we may be looking at a public report saying that Trump should be impeached just as Republicans attempt to keep Congress… Effectively, I think Mueller is giving the GOP Congress a choice. They impeach Trump on the less inflammatory stuff,which will remove all threat of firing and/or pardons to threaten the investigation, not to mention make Trump eligible to be a target for the actual election conspiracy he tried to cover up. Or after they fail to hold the House while explaining why they’re covering up for Trump’s cover up, they will face a more serious inquiry relating to Trump’s involvement in the election conspiracy.

How A Player In The Trump-Russia Scandal Led A Double Life As An American Spy

Trump-Russia enthusiasts will recognize Felix Sater, and he’s talking!

Manafort, The Cinematic Arc of History And The Wildest Coincidence

How the White House’s Tolerance for Wife-Beaters Exposed That It Was Harboring Counterintelligence Threats – emptywheel

While You Are Tweeting About the Nunes Memo, Russia Is Plotting Its Midterms Attack

“The point is distraction. And it’s working dangerously well.”

Trump Ordered Mueller Fired, but Backed Off When White House Counsel Threatened to Quit

Starting to get the sense that this Trump fellow may not be the sharpest tool in the shed

The real reason Trump allies are attacking Mueller

To make any future pardons go down easier

If you think 2017 was bad, imagine an America without allies fighting another two-front war, this one involving nuclear weapons, under the leadership of the most hated president in modern history, while a torture apologist runs the C.I.A. The world right now is a powder keg. Trump, an untethered maniac, sits atop it, flicking a lighter that Republicans in Congress could take away, but won’t. If everything goes up in flames, we can’t say we weren’t warned.

Flynn has promised special counsel ‘full cooperation’ in Russia probe: Source

Did Michael Flynn Just Flip on Team Trump?

Robert Litt, who until Jan. 20 was the senior lawyer for the office of the director of national intelligence, said Flynn’s admissions flow from the role Mueller needs him to play: witness. In other words, the purpose of Mueller’s actions against Flynn on Friday are to hunt bigger Trump administration targets.

A Split From Trump Indicates That Flynn Is Moving to Cooperate With Mueller

The Hidden History of Trump’s First Trip to Moscow

“In 1987, a young real estate developer traveled to the Soviet Union. The KGB almost certainly made the trip happen.” Excerpt from a book that sounds…. very interesting!

U.S. Hires Company With K.G.B. Link to Guard Moscow Embassy

I mean.
Really?

A Russian Facebook page organized a protest in Texas. A different Russian page launched the counter-protest.

On that day, protesters organized by the two groups showed up on Travis Street in downtown Houston, a scene that appeared on its face to be a protest and a counterprotest. Interactions between the two groups eventually escalated into confrontation and verbal attacks… Russians managed to pit Texans against each other for the bargain price of $200.

Trump and his allies are laying the groundwork for a Saturday Night Massacre

Robert Mueller’s Show of Strength: A Quick and Dirty Analysis

Trump Campaign Adviser Met With Russian to Discuss ‘Dirt’ on Clinton

You’ve probably already heard about Manafort, but this could be an even bigger deal.

First charges filed in Mueller investigation

But sealed until Monday

Given What We Know Now, Some Of The Steele Dossier’s Claims Aren’t So Crazy

The Latest Scoops from CNN and the New York Times: A Quick and Dirty Analysis

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