Ukraine: seven persons involved in the organization of Russian elections in the illegally annexed Crimea and Sevastopol added to EU sanctions list (Council of the European Union)

The European Council of the European Union reports that they have added seven persons to the list of those subject to “restrictive measures” over “actions undermining or threatening the territorial integrity, sovereignty and independence of Ukraine.” These new designations come as a consequence of the organisation of Russian local elections on 8 September 2019 in the illegally annexedAutonomous Republic of Crimea and…

How NOT to redact a document, brought to you by the attorneys for former Trump Campaign Chairman Paul Manafort (video tutorial)

Obviously, these cases are all National Security cases and throughout certain things have been redacted if they pertain to a part of the investigation which is still ongoing. You might think by now that Manafort’s attorneys would have figured out how to redact a court filing, or that, considering the considerable jeopardy facing their client, they might at least consult Google on the subject.
But you would be wrong.

Syria update III: Mattis Resigns, Sky Falls

“My views on treating allies with respect and also being clear-eyed about both malign actors and strategic competitors are strongly held and informed by over four decades of immersion in these issues. We must do everything possible to advance an international order that is most conducive to our security, prosperity and values, and we are strengthened in this effort by the solidarity of our alliances.”
—Secretary of Defense James Mattis

House Intelligence Committee/Fusion GPS transcripts

The House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence today voted to publish the transcripts of testimony provided to the committee by Fusion GPS co-founder Glenn Simpson. The November 8 transcript is available here and the November 14 transcript is available here.