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The Morning Briefing: Dems Unhinged on Tax Reform, Corporations Dump $$ into Economy and Much, Much More

President Donald Trump congratulates Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky., while House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wis., watches to acknowledge the final passage of tax overhaul legislation by Congress at the White House in Washington, Wednesday, Dec. 20, 2017. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

Good Thursday morning!

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

The president has no public events today.

Trump, GOP take victory lap on tax reform

Yesterday, President Trump and the GOP celebrated their tax reform legislative victory. The Democrats, who had been scare-mongering that the tax plan will kill people, continued their hysteria and dire warnings to the middle class in the aftermath of the vote. While they were shrieking their heads off warning of blood in the streets, corporations were announcing surprise bonuses for their employees and vowed to invest hundreds of millions of dollars into the economy because of the reform. Wells Fargo and Fifth Thirds Bank made an announcement. AT&T also joined in, as did Comcast and Boeing. Indeed a disaster. Now that everyone is dead because of the tax reform legislation, no one is left to be killed by healthcare reform, immigration reform and other future legislative efforts. Whew!

I’m not fooled by this newfound concern for the middle class; arguably the Democrats lost the 2016 election precisely because they neglected the middle class during the Obama administration. As I said yesterday:

Also of note, Senator Tim Scott was the latest casualty of “Republican minority media racism.” Andy Ostroy, a contributor at HuffPo, tweeted this out (it’s since be deleted.)

Scott responded:

Well-played, sir.

“Andy’s office” McCabe to testify on the Hill…again

The FBI’s memory-challenged Andrew McCabe will be appearing before the House Judiciary and Oversight Committees today.

The Justice Department confirmed in a letter on Wednesday to the chairmen of the House of Representatives Judiciary and Oversight committees that McCabe will sit for a transcribed interview, but said McCabe will not be permitted to discuss anything related to Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election.

McCabe testified before the House Intel Committee on Tuesday. There were no leaks because according to reports, McCabe couldn’t help the Democrats, “who are said to have pressed the deputy director, without success, to help them build a case against President Trump for obstruction of justice.” Sad!

Some other stories related to the RUSSIA Collusion Fantasy Task Force:

Is he wrong? Don Jr. thinks government officials are undermining his dad

House Republicans quietly investigate perceived corruption at DOJ, FBI

Here is some background information about McCabe

Haley, Trump warn the jew-hating United Nations

The U.N. will vote today on the decision of our SOVEREIGN NATION to recognize Israel as the proper capital of Israel.

And this is amazing.

US representative to the UN Nikki Haley wrote her fellow ambassadors to say that she and Trump will be watching as ballots are cast on a General Assembly draft resolution to reject the American decision — and that he will be taking their votes personally.

“As you consider your vote, I want you to know that the President and US take this vote personally,” Haley said. “The President will be watching this vote carefully and has requested I report back on those countries who voted against us. We will take note of each and every vote on this issue.

President Trump also chimed in. “All of these nations that take our money and then they vote against us at the Security Council or they vote against us, potentially, at the Assembly, they take hundreds of millions of dollars and even billions of dollars and then they vote against us,” Mr. Trump said.

“Well, we’re watching those votes,” he added. “Let them vote against us; we’ll save a lot. We don’t care.”

[Alleged] sexual harassment update

Accuser: Linda Sarsour said sexual harassment ‘doesn’t happen to someone that looks like you’

Hollywood producer Gary Goddard accused of sexual misconduct by 8 former child actors

Democratic Sen. Al Franken to officially resign next month amid sexual harassment allegations

New York Times reporter Glenn Thrush won’t be fired following sexual harassment allegations

Lawsuit claims USA Gymnastics paid to quiet Olympic gold medalist McKayla Maroney

Nelly sued for sexual assault, defamation by woman who accused him of rape

Lawmaker Allegedly Groped Aide After Angrily Demanding Donuts

Historical picture of the day:

On Dec. 21, 1988, Pan Am Flight 103 from London’s Heathrow International Airport to New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport was destroyed and the remains landed in and around the town of Lockerbie, Scotland. Forensic experts determined that plastic explosive had been detonated in the Boeing 747-121 forward cargo hold. The death toll was 270 people from 21 countries, including 11 people in the town of Lockerbie. (Ap Photo)

Other morsels:

Trump tells media they can stay for Ben Carson’s prayer at Cabinet meeting: ‘You need the prayer more than I do’

Virginia legislative election has come down to a tie, court rules

Trump commutes sentence of kosher meatpacking executive

Mistrial in Nevada standoff is latest defeat for prosecutors

No evidence it was actually Trump supporters Trump Supporters Vandalize Mosque In New Mexico, Misspell Words

Unicorn Froot Loops flavored like magic cupcakes are coming to the US

Opioids now kill more people than breast cancer

‘Deliberate’ car ramming injures 14 people in Australia

Chipotle restaurant under investigation after illness scare: report

Susan Rice: Giving up U.S. moral authority makes mockery of ‘America first’

Does Trump have to say he’s not going to fire Mueller every day to these morons? Top Intel Dem warns Trump not to interfere with Mueller probe

Trump gives green light to selling lethal arms to Ukraine

Israeli soldier slapped in face, kicked by Palestinian teen girl

Apple just revealed why old iPhones get slower every year

NBC host berates Paul Ryan: ‘Are you living in a fantasy world?’

Dude stole rental boat because he was high and wanted to be with swans: cops

6 bodies found hanging from bridges near Mexican resort

North Korean soldier defects to South Korea: official

Columbia, South Carolina approves ban on “bump stocks”

Massive leak exposes data on 123 million US households

U.S. experienced 15 billion-dollar natural disasters in 2017, research group says

Nike begins selling sports hijab for Muslim female athletes

Facebook ads targeting younger workers discriminate against older workers, lawsuit alleges

Christian Bale wants people to stop saying ‘white dudes’ are running things

Pentagon issues guidance on admitting transgender service members

Romanian hackers infiltrated 65% of DC’s outdoor surveillance cameras

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