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The Morning Briefing: Mueller, Israel Announcement, Alleged Predator Update and Much, Much More

Protesters march from the Utah State Capitol through downtown Salt Lake City during President Donald Trump's visit Monday, Dec. 4, 2017. Roughly 3,000 demonstrators lined up near the State Capitol to protest Trump's announcement of scaling back two sprawling national monuments, and his declaring that "public lands will once again be for public use." (Benjamin Zack/Standard-Examiner via AP)

Good Tuesday morning.

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

  • In the afternoon, President Donald J. Trump will have lunch with Republican Members of the Senate.
  • Later in the afternoon, the President will lead a discussion with American business owners and their families.
  • In the evening, the President and First Lady Melania Trump will host the Congressional Ball.

I have a condensed version of the Morning Briefing for you today.

FBI/RUSSIA/Mueller

The FBI agent Mueller ousted was behind 2 critical turning points in the Clinton and Trump-Russia investigations

Clinton Aides Went Unpunished After Making False Statements To Anti-Trump FBI Supervisor

FBI Director Chris Wray sends internal email to boost employee morale

ABC’s Brian Ross won’t cover Trump stories after false Flynn report

Mueller’s Team Charged Trump Aide With Obstruction For… Shutting Down His Facebook

Trump aide caught in apparent lie to Congress about Michael Flynn meeting with Russian official  -Say, what’s up with K.T. McFarland’s Senate confirmation for ambassador?

Getting ready for Trump speech on Israel

State Department warns of violence ahead of Trump Jerusalem decision

Abbas’ aide warns Jerusalem move would harm US in Mideast

Erdogan: Recognizing Jerusalem as Israel’s capital is ‘red line’ for Muslims

[Alleged] sexual harassers/predators update

Conyers’ former employee says he groped her while in church

John Conyers expected to announce he won’t seek re-election as another sexual harassment accuser emerges

Ballet chief Peter Martins under investigation after sexual harassment allegations

Accuser says GOP lawmaker black-balled her from finding another job after settling sexual harassment suit

‘House of Cards’ Will Star Robin Wright for Final Season

Met Opera waited year to act on sexual assault accusation against conductor James Levine

Happening today

Justices take up dispute over wedding cake for gay couple

Watch this video:

THE FORGOTTEN SOLDIER from Full Story Films on Vimeo.

Staff Sergeant Joshua Berry served his nation proudly during two tours of duty with the US Army. He survived a difficult deployment to Afghanistan in 2009 only to return home to find the enemy inside the wire. On November 5, 2009, SSG Berry was wounded while taking cover during Nidal Hasan’s brutal rampage at Fort Hood. He never received the Purple Heart.   

Josh’s dad, Howard, says his son was never the same after that grim November day. Suffering from severe PTSD, Josh ultimately took his own life in February 2013 –making him one of nearly 8,000 veterans to commit suicide in 2013 alone. 

Today, Howard Berry fights to get his son the Purple Heart he rightly deserves, and creates awareness for soldier suicide with his Flags For Forgotten Soldiers campaign. You can support Howard’s mission here: www.gofundme.com/flags-for-for gotten-soldiers.

Other morsels:

Trump endorses Roy Moore, called to offer support

Republican National Committee reverses course, will support Roy Moore in Senate race

‘The President Stole Your Land’: Patagonia, REI blast Trump on national monument rollbacks

Trump outlines big cuts to Utah monuments, environmentalists sue

Nancy Pelosi on the tax bill: ‘This is Armageddon’

Children young as 3 encouraged to question gender identity in book used in UK schools, nurseries

Woman who stole conservative speaker’s notes from podium is a college administrator

Shock as Amazon delivery woman defecates on customer’s front yard while dropping off package

White House considering private network of spies separate from CIA: report

Sign-Language Interpreter at Serial Killer Press Conference Was Imposter, Police Say

Man arrested after police find 4-foot alligator in New York home

Harvard study: More than half of U.S. kids will be obese by 35

YouTube to hire more reviewers to screen videos after backlash over kids content

Not a final ruling, but justices OK travel ban enforcement

Shopping centre launches ‘fast lane’ to ease ‘walk rage’ this Christmas

Russia labels Voice of America and 8 other U.S. media ‘foreign agents’

Trump backs Sen. Hatch for 8th term in bid to block Romney

More than 4,000 guns had to be retrieved from buyers after delayed background checks last year

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