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The Morning Briefing: No Pension for McCabe and Much, Much More

Crumpled Christmas wrapping paper by a decorated Christmas tree in Kaufbeuren, Germany, 24 December 2017. Photo by: Karl-Josef Hildenbrand/picture-alliance/dpa/AP Images

Good Tuesday morning.

The president has no public events on his agenda today.

“Andy’s office” McCabe expected to retire

Let me tell you how this needs to go down: McCabe needs to be fired and get NO pension. What is this retirement (and taxpayer pension) talk? No way.

Embattled FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe is expected to retire from the FBI in several months when he becomes eligible to receive retirement benefits, a source familiar with the matter tells ABC News.

McCabe has come under fire from President Trump and congressional Republicans who have expressed concerned about political bias at the Department of Justice and FBI. McCabe was grilled twice this week on Capitol Hill by members of the House Intelligence, Judiciary and Oversight Committees behind closed doors – meetings described to ABC News by participants as contentious.

No sir, fire this man.

Historical picture of the day:

Winston Churchill holds up fingers in V sign as he leaves the Capitol in his car on Dec. 26, 1941. (AP Photo)

Other morsels:

Melania Trump snaps festive Christmas selfie

Dershowitz praises UN budget cut: It’s become a ‘place of hatred’

Trump lawyers looking forward to ‘expeditious’ end to Russia probe

Roseanne Barr slams ‘bigot’ Lorde for nixing Israel concert under BDS pressure

Sexual harassment scandals derail California Democrats’ agenda

FACT CHECK: Did The US Spend $300K To Fund A Clown School In Argentina?

Another country will move embassy to Jerusalem

U.S. Navy Apologizes After ‘Inadvertent’ Tweet About Julian Assange

Secret Service interviews person over manure sent to Mnuchin

‘If Money is Free Speech, So is Horses–t’: Psychologist Says He Sent Manure to Mnuchin as Political Statement

United Airlines apologizes and gives $500 to woman who says Sheila Jackson Lee took her first-class seat

McConnell braces for new Bannon brawls in 2018

North Korea UN ambassador demands US prove Wannacry ransomware attack claim

37 dead in Philippines mall fire

Topless protester tries to grab baby Jesus figure at Vatican

Russia’s undersea naval activity is at record levels, and NATO is worried about a crucial lifeline to the world

Pope laments ‘winds of war’ blowing around the world

And that’s all I’ve got, now go fix yourself some Christmas leftovers!