The normalization of Putin continues to grow. Analysts this week are devoting lots of time analyzing all of his rational, calculating, strategic (aka "normal") moves to preserve power or leave power. The words "dictatorship" or "autocracy" rarely pop up.
NEW: The US Treasury has targeted the assets of Yevgeniy Prigozhin aka "Putin's Chef" for his role in 2018 mid-term election interference. 6 other individuals are also named in today's action. Treasury says they are targeting Prigozhin's assets including his jet and yacht:
@FBI @RepTedDeutchD @moscow_projectu @HouseJudDemsrin @RepKenBuckg @RepCicilline @RepRaskinhis time, argued @RepMcClintockthat Russia's IRA isn't part of the Russian government because it is a private entity owned by Prigozhin, AKA "Putin's Chef " Odd to see a Member of Congress providing Russia plausible deniability. #MuellerHearings
"Uliana" is latest addition to Pravda's political beer collection, iconizing controversial former Acting Minister of Health of Ukraine Uliana Suprun. Other political figures honoured - Barack Obama, Donald Trump, Justin Trudeau, Angela Merkel aka Frau Ribbentrop, Putin Huilo…
Sounds like Atty Gen Barr is out of the loop: He seemed surprised when told that Trump's campaign chief Manafort (aka federal prisoner 35207-016) gave polling data and strategy to a Russian buddy of Putin's with close ties to Russian intelligence. Barr didn't seem to know this
Siberian kindergartners pledge to march into the "final battle" to retake Alaska if Putin -- aka Uncle Vova -- orders them to.