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Mueller Departs the US Capitol

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Good Friday morning and TGIF.

Here is what's on President Trump's agenda today:

  • The president and first lady travel to Mar-a-Lago
  • The president and first lady participate in a working visit with Caribbean leaders

Migrant kidnaps 51 children, sets them on fire

We aren't supposed to talk about this, so as you read along, read it in a whisper voice in your head. The New York Times tell us that "an Italian school bus driver took 51 seventh graders hostage in northern Italy on Wednesday, pouring gasoline on the bus floor and later setting it afire." Yikes.

An Italian school bus driver? Well...he's not just an Italian, he is an "Italian of Senegalese origin." And this "Italian of Senegalese origin" decided to kidnap the children and kill them because he was upset people were dying as they tried to cross the Mediterranean to get to Europe. And who is responsible for these deaths? Trump? Almost...

A promise to curb migration from North Africa was a key factor in the election of Italy’s populist national government a year ago. Since then, the country — once a principal hub for migrants crossing the Mediterranean — has closed its ports to nongovernmental rescue vessels, to force other European countries to bear the burden of migrant landings.

The Italian interior ministry announced on Sunday that migrant arrivals were down 94 percent this year, compared to 2018.

He seems like a nice guy. "Italy's interior ministry said in a statement that the driver had been previously caught driving while drunk and had sexually assaulted a minor."

I can't imagine why Italy would not want more of this guy coming into their country, can you? What a horrendous story. Imagine if this freak had been successful at killing all these children? We probably wouldn't hear about this story either. No worries, this secret is safe with the media. Hush now.

Any day now: Mueller report is gonna be lit

Can you feel the giddiness in the air? The electricity? That is the energy you feel coming from the media and the never-Trump brigade jacked up on treasonous collusion with RUSSIA juice. The Mueller report is expected to be released and finally, finally we will learn...what exactly? Probably not that Trump is a RUSSIAN agent and probably not that Trump and the Trump campaign "colluded" with RUSSIA and Putin.

There was a Mueller sighting, CNN breathlessly reports. Here is how they describe the Mueller report environment:

So White House lawyers, Trump campaign flacks, key congressional offices and newsrooms are left counting the hours, poised to shape the end game of the most important investigation into a President's behavior in at least 20 years.

For everyone involved, it's like waiting for a jury in a big trial to reach its verdict: long stretches of edgy idleness are laced with the prospect of frenetic action and hugely consequential outcomes that could unfold at a moment's notice.

What a bunch of nutters. If Mueller had found any evidence that Putin is controlling Trump or that Trump teamed up with a foreign country to steal the election, do you think he would wait years to bring that forward as Trump-Putin ran the U.S.?

Depending on his conclusions, he could either lift the cloud of suspicion over alleged links to Russia that has darkened every day of the Trump administration.

By design there is a "suspicion over alleged links to RUSSIA." All by design. No matter that this report reveals, the Democrats and the Never Trumpers will simply declare Trump as guilty. Get ready for that.

MSNBC's brain trust Katy Tur never fails to deliver on this front.

MSNBC host Katy Tur suggested Thursday that it does not matter whether Robert Mueller's investigation finds evidence of direct collusion between Donald Trump's presidential campaign and Russia because the special counsel has already uncovered "quite a bit" of dirt on the president.

"Let's just put on the screen everybody who's been found guilty or already indicted in the Mueller investigations. Lots of faces, lots of pleas, and lots of indictments," Tur said, pointing out that Trump affiliates such as Michael Cohen, Paul Manafort, and Michael Flynn have been found guilty of various crimes.

"They've already come up with quite a bit, regardless of whether or not there is direct collusion or conspiracy found between Donald Trump and his campaign, and the Russians," Tur added.

People have been punished for their association with Trump, which was the real point of the special counsel's investigation. None of those named by Tur were indicted for treasonous collusion with RUSSIA or anything remotely related to the left's fantasy that Trump won because he worked with RUSSIA to game the system. Maybe we need an army of federal investigators taking a look at Ms. Tur's life, to make sure all her papers are in order, no?

Related:

Rod Rosenstein Already Previewed What to Expect from Mueller’s Russia Report

Democrats snub AIPAC

The Democrats' hottest night club is "I don't like the Jews." Club promoters Ilhan Omar and Radisha Tlaib have gone all out. This place has everything: rich Irishmen with fake Mexican names; self-hating, cranky septuagenarians; and pretend Indians with questionable cheekbones.

The "powerful," center-left AIPAC group meeting has become quite the lightning rod as the Jewish people increasingly find themselves at the bottom of the intersectionality ladder. It's time to rethink blind allegiance to the Democrat Party. This anti-semitism from the Democrats has been a long time coming but here's a clue as to why it seems to be stronger than ever.

The dual meetings come as Trump pushes his party ever closer to Israel — most recently with a Thursday announcement that the U.S. will recognize Israel’s annexation of Syria’s Golan Heights — and Democrats face an internal debate over their party’s support for arguably the most important U.S. ally in the Middle East.

The Democrat candidates running for president are tapping out of attending the meeting.

In fact, Democratic front-runners — including Kamala Harris, Beto O'Rourke, Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders — had no problem highlighting the fact that they would be skipping the gathering. New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, who is weighing a presidential bid, will speak at the event.

I'm not sure how far the Democrats can push their anti-Semitism before their Jewish voters hit the road. Let's hope it's not much farther.

Your daily WTF:

DoubleTree hotel apologizes after sign said service would be refused to military personnel

Historical picture of the day:

Marilyn Monroe and Joe DiMaggio are pictured together in a cabana on Redington Beach near St. Petersburg, Florida, on March 22, 1961. (AP Photo)

Other morsels:

Trump Signs Executive Order Promoting Free Speech on Campus

Oh. Clinton, in newly revealed emails, discussed classified foreign policy matters, secretive 'private' comms channel with Israel

Of course. Climate change's fingerprints are on U.S. Midwest floods: scientists

Crazy. Ex-senator challenges Trump to get X-rays proving he had bone spurs during Vietnam draft

Fox News host Jeanine Pirro to be bumped for second-straight week following Omar comments

Investigation concludes marijuana, medication impaired driver involved in GOP train crash

Details On Ted Cruz’s Resolution Condemning Anti-Semitism Revealed

Chris Kyle’s Iraqi Interpreter Just Got His Citizenship. He Has Some Things To Say About Trump’s Immigration Policy

Trump: McCain handed over dossier ‘for very evil purposes’

Man defrauded donors out of $250K with fake Beto, Bernie sites: officials

AOC, Hillary commiserate about 2016 presidential race on Twitter

MAGABomber Pleads Guilty to Sending Explosives by Mail to Trump Critics

'Roseanne' cancellation? It was Sara Gilbert's fault, Barr says

Trump says John McCain 'was horrible, what he did with repeal and replace'

US forces say 2 American soldiers killed in Afghanistan

Daily consumption of marijuana may have serious mental consequences: Study

White House rejects House Democrats' request for Trump-Putin communications

And that's all I've got, now go beat back the angry mob!

No new indictments.

Breaking: Fox News is reporting that Mueller is not recommending any further indictments in the Russia probe. Trump is in the clear, I think...

IT'S HAPPENING.

Did you feel a disturbance in the universe? The witch-hunters' report has been given to the attorney general.

The only question left is...how long before the leaks start coming? Tell me in the comments how long you think it will be before we start hearing gossip about the report. How long before Cuck Todd (typo and it stays) Brian Stelter and the other "journalists" start telling us what their sources know about the contents.

IT'S MUELLER TIME!

Special Counsel Robert Mueller just submitted his final report on the Trump-Russia investigation to Attorney General Bill Barr.

The Washington Examiner's Jerry Dunleavy reports:

Special counsel Robert Mueller on Friday delivered his final report to the Justice Department on his investigation into President Trump's alleged collusion with Russia, according to multiple reports.

Handing off his report to Attorney General William Barr signals the end of the investigation that began when Mueller was appointed in May, 2017, by acting Attorney General Rod Rosenstein. Barr now has to decide how much of the report will be released to Congress and to the public.

Given the fact that Mueller has not gone directly against Trump, I think the filing of the final report is a good sign. It likely means that there was "no collusion," but of course Paul Manafort was always a corrupt influence.

If the "no collusion" result comes through, expect Democrats to immediately pivot to something else.

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Just going to drop this right here.

BOOM.

More to come. Stand by.

Stephen Moore at the Fed? Or Herman Cain?

I'd love to see this happen. I know you may disagree, but I'd rather see Stephen Moore there (he's an excellent longstanding Heritage Foundation scholar) than Herman Cain.

Now why would that be?

Waiting for Mueller is "like waiting for a baby."

President Trump's lawyer Rudy Giuliani says waiting for the report from Special Counsel Robert Mueller is "like waiting for a baby."