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Trump's Personal Lawyer Hires A Lawyer For Russia Probe: NBC

Adding to what has already been a truly bizarre day, even by Washington D.C. standards, NBC is now reporting that even Trump's personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, has been forced to 'lawyer up,' as the special counsel investigation into Russian election interference progresses.

Are Highly Paid People Just Lucky?

"...inequality in respect of possessions or social status or prestige is not of itself something that needs justification. The idea of generally justifying it on grounds of merit is merely laughable. It is a matter of luck. Its existence neither has nor stands in need of justification..."

Obama-Era Officials Subpoenaed By House Intel Committee In Trump "Unmasking" Probe

In addition to four subpoenas focusing purely on the Russia investigation, the Republican-led House Intel Committee also issued three subpoenas focusing on "unmasking" questions, involving how and why names of Trump associates were unredacted and distributed within classified reports by Obama administration officials during the transition between administrations.

A Voice Of Reason Speaks Regarding "The New Cold War"

In 2017, being a voice of reason is a revolutionary act. "My view is that this Cold War is even more dangerous. As we talk today, and this was not the case in the preceding Cold War, there are three new fronts that are fraught with hot war. "

FBI Alleges Another Insider Trading Case Involving "Consultants"

Prosecutors allege that a former employee at the US Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, David Blaszczak, 41, working with a current employee at CMS at his Washington, DC-area consulting firm, provided insider trading information to Deerfield.

Paul Craig Roberts Laments "The Assault On Trump"

We are witnessing an assault by the national security state and its liberal media on a President of the United States that is unprecedented. This is the determination of the national security state to keep their prized “Russian Threat” in its assigned role as the Number One Threat to the US.

Trump Advisors Reportedly Urged Him To Hire Outside Lawyer: NYT

According to the latest story sourced to the usual "several people briefed on the conversations", the NYT reports that "several White House advisers and personal associates of President Trump have urged him to hire an experienced outside lawyer" to assit and advise on issues arising from the Russia controversy. The recommendations reportedly came even prior to a special counsel being named on Wednesday to lead the Russian collusion probe.

The 'Soft Coup' Of Russia-Gate

Where is Stanley Kubrick when we need him? If he hadn’t died in 1999, he would be the perfect director to transform today’s hysteria over Russia into a theater-of-the-absurd movie reprising his Cold War classic, “Dr. Strangelove,” which savagely satirized the madness of nuclear brinksmanship and the crazed ideology behind it.

Pondering The Real Perils Of Risk Parity Portfolios

Following Paul Tudor Jones "terrifying" stock market comments last week, we explain why Jones might be wrong, not about risk parity causing a market dislocation, but instead the market in which risk parity will cause problems.