by Andy Hoffman, Miles Franklin:
Yesterday, we learned that Donald Trump Jr. was allegedly involved in secret meetings with a Russian lawyer last year, in an alleged attempt to obtain anti-Hillary information. This, as Trump’s snot-nosed, silver spoon son-in-law, Jared Kushner – a mere 36 years old – was collaborating with Qatarian sheiks whilst Saudi Arabia “coincidentally” declared economic war on it – under the ultimate “pot calling the kettle black” insinuation that Qatar funds terrorism. To which, I can only say, how ridiculous is it that the President’s family is involved in such blatant conflict of interest activities; and doubly so, how screwed up has America’s increasingly Banana Republic political system become? Which I only state, to demonstrate how painstakingly obvious the need for portfolio insurance has become – at a time, no less, when historic market manipulation has not only produced “dotcom valuations in a Great Depression Era,” but the most undervalued Precious Metal prices – on an inflation-adjusted basis – ever.
by Jim Rickards, DailyReckoning:
The Mar-a-Lago meetings between President Trump and Chinese President Xi have now brought geopolitical, economic, financial and other issues all to a convergence.
The worlds of defense and diplomacy are now converging on global capital markets — stocks, bonds, derivatives, commodities, currencies, gold, etc.
The significance of the Mar-a-Lago meeting extends beyond the historic property and the fact that it is Donald Trump’s main winter residence. Presidents have a protocol of meeting locations with heads of state. They tend to reserve the most important meetings for exclusive venues.
The Most Unusual (And Significant?) Solar Eclipse In U.S. History Will Happen Next Month On August 21
by Michael Snyder, End Of The American Dream:
August 21st is the date of “the Great American Eclipse”, and the hype around it is already starting to reach a fever pitch. It is being called “the Great American Eclipse” because this will be the first total solar eclipse ever that is only visible in the United States. In other words, since the United States became a nation there has never been a total eclipse that was only visible here and nowhere else. And this will be the first total solar eclipse to cross from the west coast to the east coast in 99 years. So for those that love astronomy, this is bigger than the Super Bowl.
n the aftermath of BuzzFeed’s release of the now-infamous “Trump Dossier,” much time has been spent speculating exactly who paid for dirt on the Trump administration and who had the opportunity to take a sneak peak at the findings before the report was passed off to the FBI. Media reports have suggested that the “opposition research” was ordered by one of Trump’s presidential primary competitors though that detail has never been officially confirmed.
That said, a name that continues to pop up every time the dossier is mentioned is that of Senator John McCain (R-AZ), a rather outspoken and unapologetic critic of President Trump.
Well Lookie Here=> Russian Lawyer Veselnitskaya is Pictured with Obama Ambassador to Russia – 8 Days After Trump Jr. Mtg
by Jim Hoft, The Gateway Pundit:
More information leaked out today on Russian attorney Natalia Veselnitskaya.
Veselnitskaya told NBC News on Monday she was not with the Kremlin as was reported by The New York Times
She confirmed her meeting with Donald Trump Jr. was about Russian adoptions in the US.
The law firm where Veselnitskaya is listed as managing partner, Kamerton Consulting, is based in a Moscow suburb and does not even have a website.
A staff member at Kamerton told The Associated Press Veselnitskaya was unavailable for comment on Monday.
by Kerry Lutz, Financial Survival Network:
Our good friend Bix Weir joined us today for an intriguing interview. Are cryptocurrencies the final battlefield between the Good Guys (White Hats) and the Bad Guys (Black Hats). Bix believes that the blockchain is the key to restoring honesty and integrity to the financial system and human affairs. Bix informed us that Jamaica is setting up a blockchain based stock trading system that if successful may be adopted around the world. He believes that the current pullback in Crypto’s is temporary, but is extremely excited about the Litecoin’s prospects. It’s 4 times faster than Bitcoin! Let’s see if cryptocurrencies and the blockchain have the ability to lift man up from his current dismal state of existence.
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by Pam Key, Breitbart:
Monday on CNN’s “New Day,” White House aide Kellyanne Conway and host Chris Cuomo had a heated exchange.
The argument centered around a New York Times report that in June 2016 Donald Trump Jr., then-campaign chair Paul Manafort, and Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner met with a Russian lawyer linked with the Kremlin.
After a long question by the Cuomo, Conway said, “Aren’t you the least bit reluctant, if not embarrassed that you now talk about Russia more than you talk about America? Doesn’t this bother you?”