What’s going on with Flynn and Judge Gleeson, in two pieces

Snuck from behind the paywalls in PDFs. 🤫 The Flynn case isn’t over until the judge says it’s over: by the retired judge who Judge Sullivan would soon appoint (PDF) John Gleeson served as a U.S. district judge for the Eastern District of New York and chief of the Criminal Division in the U.S. Attorney’s…

Putin and Trump: they agree on so much. Especially on the particulars of their opinion of McCain… and its very Vietnam-centric core. (I would at least re-record my awful intro reading if I had saved the original)

Unnecessary update: One reason this is so awful is that it was hell trying to fit the translations into such narrow spaces. Until I made this, which pinned me into tight clips, time-wise, it never occurred to me that compared to Russian, English is incredibly roomy. (And Putin does not speak particularly fast. I wouldn’t…

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