( CNN) Every week, I offer a glimpse of the kind of intelligence evaluations that are likely to come across the desk of the President of the United State. Modeled on the President's Daily Briefing, or PDB, which the director of national intelligence prepares for the President almost daily, my Presidential Weekly Briefing focuses on the topics and issues the President needs to know to induce informed decisions.

A Russian win, any way you cut it

Lawyer, informant, consultant — or something else — Natalia Veselnitskaya and her admission of ties to the Russian government grabbed headlines. But whatever the nature of her relationship with the Kremlin is, the real focus shouldn't be on Veselnitskaya, but instead on Vladimir Putin.

NYT: Russian lawyer closely tied to Kremlin

Trump: I had everything to do with meeting