Putin Mocks Democrats, Exchanges Holiday Greetings and Hopes for Successful Negotiations in 2017 with President-elect Trump

It's that time of year, in which Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin holds a marathon hours-long press conference taking questions from both prominent global media outlets and obscure newspapers in the Urals. During the press conference, Putin took a parting shot at Hillary Clinton and the Democrats who accused him of personally ordering the hacking of the U.S. election through the release of emails from the DNC and John Podesta's easily phished by some guy in Kiev Gmail account.

In a sign that perhaps Putin's speechwriters listen to RogueMoney guest and LaRouchePAC board member Harley Schlanger, the Russian President said "losers always look for someone to blame, but they should first of all look at themselves." Putin sarcastically asked whether Russian hackers could be blamed for the Dems losing seats in the U.S. Senate, and stated that President Franklin Delano Roosevelt would be embarrassed by today's Democratic Party (which incidentally, after Hillary's humiliating defeat is at its weakest in terms of legislatures and governorships since before FDR took office in 1932). Putin also described the Dems use of 'administrative resources' (read: politicizing the CIA to push 'the Rooskies aided Trump' talking points from anonymous Clintonistas at Langley) as 'absolutely shameless'.

Before sitting down for over three hours to answer questions from across Russia's nine time zones as well as international journalists (one of whom wore a traditional Kurdish head dress), Putin composed an old school holiday telegram to his partner in great power negotiations, President elect Donald J. Trump...

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Despite the dollar on the precipice of 14 year highs, China still chugging away in attracting nations to the Yuan

Thanks to Mario Draghi's big yawn announcement earlier this week where he jawboned that little would change with the European Central Bank's monetary policy now, and in 2017, the dollar rebounded from its recent decline below 100 to soar back to just below 102 on the index.  And with this level the dollar remains above its 13 year highs achieved days after Donald Trump was elected President, and hovers just below a 14 year high point in overall strength against major currencies.

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