The Morning Briefing: RUSSIA, Trump Hotel Attacked and Much, Much More

President Donald Trump speaks during a meeting with NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg in the Oval Office of the White House, Thursday, May 17, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Good Friday morning.

Here is what’s on the President’s agenda today:

  • The President delivers remarks at the Prison Reform Summit
  • President Trump meets with the Secretary-General of the United Nations

I have a condensed version of the briefing for you today.

Breaking overnight

Did he work for CNN? Police wound man firing gun inside Trump Doral hotel and ‘yelling’ about president, authorities say

RUSSIA Roundup

Giuliani says Mueller has narrowed scope of questions for interview with Trump

The Leaker of Cohen’s Bank Records May Have Just Been Paranoid About Trump

Paul Manafort’s former son-in-law reportedly cuts plea deal with feds

Facebook-linked Cambridge Analytica files for bankruptcy in U.S.

Historical picture of the day:

Exerting every effort to save lives, even at the deadly possibility of a Japanese counter-attack, Navy pilots flying seaplanes, with the consent of their commanding officers, landed in the waters off the enemy base of Palau to pick up downed during the March 29 and 30, 1944, raid on the stronghold. One such the picking up of Aviation Radioman Second Class Selbie Greenberg of Pawtucket, R.I., and U.S. Hutchinson, aviation machinist’s mate of Burbank, Calif. They were rescued by Lieut. (JR) James Alcock, Carville, Mass., in his Curtiss (SOG) bi-plane; only five miles of the Grumman Avenger in which the two enlisted men were flying crashed and Hutchinson give Lt. (JG) Alcock their heartfelt thanks for rescue on May 18, 1944. (AP Photo)


Other morsels:

WUT? A White House aide taped meetings with Trump so that he could replay it to impress his friends

Immigration fight threatens GOP farm bill

WaPo, 11 Other US Media, Internet Companies Hired Russian IT Firm

White House staff brace for personnel moves after leak

Trump set to announce massive cuts to Planned Parenthood

#MeToo leader cleared of groping allegations

MTV suspends ‘Catfish’ after host Nev Schulman accused of sexual misconduct: report

2 Killed, Dozens Injured in NJ School Bus Crash

Yanny or Laurel? Trump says, ‘I hear covfefe’

Trump: Kim will get protections if deal made

Report: Vegas shooter was overheard complaining about Waco, Ruby Ridge, “FEMA camps,” gun confiscation

Plenty more where this came from ‘Scam PAC’ Operators Charged With $23 Million Fraud And Money Laundering Scheme

Vape Products Banned From All Pharmacies In New York’s Capital

Katie Pavlich Vs. Marie Harf Over Trump Calling MS-13 Members ‘Animals’

Media darling ‘Serve Your F**king Country’ — Emma Gonzalez Lectures Gun Owners With Vulgar Rant

Court refuses to halt ‘Apprentice’ contestant’s suit against Trump


Netanyahu’s son deletes Instagram after ‘F–k Turkey’ post

Trump donates $100K of salary to Veterans Affairs

This Woman Pooped on Restaurant Floor, and Threw Feces at Employee

Kellyanne Conway says some White House leakers are senior officials

Treasury Department raps Cohen record leaker, undercuts rationale for breach

Controversial nominee Gina Haspel confirmed as first female CIA director

Starbucks faces more racism allegations after a barista wrote a slur on a Latino customer’s cup

HARD PASS Buzz is beginning on a debate-style show featuring Anthony Scaramucci and Michael Avenatti

New eruption at Hawaii Kilauea volcano prompts evacuation, produces volcanic ash cloud higher than Mount Everest

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


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