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The Morning Briefing: Trump Tweets About Bogus Dossier and Much, Much More

A member of the winter and ice swimming club 'Seehunde Berlin', (Berlin Seals), wearing a Christmas themed hat, walks in the water during the annual Christmas swim on Christmas Day, at the Oranke Lake in Berlin, Monday, Dec. 25, 2017. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)

Good Wednesday Morning.

President Trump has no public events today

ALERT: It’s been about a week since the media ran a “Sources say Trump wants to fire Mueller story,” so expect one any day now.

The RUSSIA collusion investigation beat takes no Christmas holiday

Slot machine junkie Bill Kristol accuses Trump of trying to “shut down” Mueller investigation

USA Today: Let Robert Mueller do his job — which is to get Trump, obviously

This is probably true: Trump claims FBI used “bogus” dossier to go after his campaign

This is also probably true: “These people” are “the deep state”: GOP Congressman calls for “purge” of the FBI

NOPE: CNN Reporter falsely claims Republicans funded Trump-Russia dossier

[Alleged] harassment update

Singer Joy Villa alleges Corey Lewandowski assaulted her at Trump hotel party

Vice Media co-founders apologize for “boy’s club” environment at firm

NBC rolls out new anti-harassment rules for the workplace

Historical picture of day:

Pope John Paul II talks with his would-be assassin Mehmet Ali Agca during a private meeting in Agca’s prison cell in Rome, Dec. 27, 1983. (AP Photo/Arturo Mari)

Other morsels:

Cities sue Defense Dept. over gun-check system failures

China Erects A Trump Statue For The New Year

Trump admin sanctions two senior North Korean officials

Shoppers are about to return $90 billion in unwanted gifts that likely can’t be resold and will end up in the trash

Mastercard: Americans spent at a record pace this holiday shopping season

U.S. appeals court rejects challenge to Trump voter fraud panel

Rosie O’Donnell Sentences “Fake Altar Boy” Paul Ryan To Hell

British government fears Prince Harry will incur Trump’s wrath with Obama wedding invite

Judge Orders Lawyer’s Apartment Soundproofed After Complaints She Screamed “Obama is a Murderer”

Hatch fires back at Salt Lake Tribune over blistering editorial

Democrat Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee cites racism as source of United Airlines incident in a statement

“Gaming disorder” may get classified as a mental health condition

Confederate monument in Georgia cemetery seriously damaged, police say

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