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Putin Tells Oliver Stone About His Days As A KGB Spy

As part of the documentary series "The Putin Interviews", Vladimir Putin talked to Oliver Stone not only about politics and international affairs, but also about his family, childhood, and hobbies, as well as the time when he served as an under-cover KGB agent in Dresden in 1980s.

Trump Cornered: White House Pushing To Weaken Russia Sanctions Bill

After the Senate overwhelmingly passed a bill to implement new sanctions against Russia over "interference in the 2016 U.S. elections" and curbs President Trump’s power to ease penalties against Moscow in the future - without consultations with US allies in Europe -  President Trump has found himself cornered in what appears to be a lose-lose position.

The Blow-Off Top Is Here: Second Largest Weekly Inflows To Wall Street In History

For confirmation that the market is now in its "blow off top" phase, look no further than the latest BofA "flow show" in which Michael Hartnett reports that capital markets just saw their biggest week of equity inflows since the US election ($24.6bn), another chunky inflow to bonds ($9.0bn), which combines to "the second largest week of inflows to Wall Street ever (largest was $35.5bn in Dec'2014)."

Frontrunning: June 13

  • The Snowballing Power of the VIX, Wall Street’s Fear Index (WSJ)
  • Beneath the Uneasy Peace Between Donald Trump and Janet Yellen (WSJ)
  • Senators to Query Sessions on Russia, Comey (BBG)
  • U.S. lawmakers to probe Tillerson on Russia, diplomacy budget cuts (Reuters)
  • Under pressure to soften Brexit, PM May to meet Northern Irish 'kingmakers' (Reuters)

Democrats Chase Red Herring Of 'Russia-Gate'

"People in Flint, Michigan, wouldn’t ask you about Russia and Jared Kushner... They want to know how they’re gonna get some clean water and why 8,000 people are about to lose their homes."

The Comey Testimony Is Great For Trump, Terrible For Democrats

"...Comey testimony was a huge win for Trump and pretty much a disaster for the Democratic Party. While Trump will remain under pressure from various investigations, all of the new and important revelations today seems to portray Democrats and Obama cronies in a poor light, while negative stuff surrounding the Trump team (Flynn in particular) was already widely known. This is what happens when you make huge claims of treason and then find you can’t back it up."