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Good Friday morning.

Here is what's on the president's agenda today:

  • The president delivers remarks at the National Rifle Association Annual Meeting in Indianapolis, Indiana
  • President Trump meets with the Prime Minister of Japan in Washington D.C.
  • The president participates in a restricted bilateral meeting with the Prime Minister of Japan
  • President Trump participates in an expanded bilateral meeting with the Prime Minister of Japan

DoJ's hottest "it" couple back in the news

I'm talking about Strzok & Page, of course! Fox News is reporting that some of the infamous texts between the anti-Trump duo are getting a fresh look. As more information comes to light about the Trump investigations, the timing and content of the couple's text messages become even more significant.

Fox News has learned the texts, initially released in 2018 by a Senate committee, are under renewed scrutiny, with GOP Sens. Chuck Grassley and Homeland Security Committee chair Ron Johnson sending a letter Thursday night to Attorney General Bill Barr pushing for more information on the matter.

"Any improper FBI surveillance activities that were conducted before or after the 2016 election must be brought to light and properly addressed," the senators wrote.

The letter refers to Strzok & Page's conversations about who to send to the WH to brief spy on the Trump team and how they can exploit the opportunity.

"Were these efforts done to gain better communication between the respective parties, or were the briefings used as intelligence gathering operations?" Grassley, R-Iowa, and Johnson, R-Wis., wrote. "Further, did any such surveillance activities continue beyond the inauguration, and in the event they did, were those activities subject to proper predication?"

Read the rest of the Morning Briefing here.