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The Morning Briefing: President OPRAH! Fusion GPS Continuing Trump Work and Much, Much More

President Donald Trump sings the national anthem before the NCAA college football playoff championship game between Georgia and the AlabamaMonday, Jan. 8, 2018, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

Good Tuesday morning.

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

  • In the morning, President Donald J. Trump will host a meeting with bipartisan members of the Senate about immigration.
  • In the afternoon, the president will sign an Executive Order on “Supporting our Veterans during their Transition from Uniformed Service to Civilian Life.”
  • The president will then meet with Secretary of Defense James Mattis.

Mueller wants to talk to Trump, Fusion GPS still investigating Trump/RUSSIA, Texts show FBI/DOJ leaking like a sieve to media allies

Yesterday, The New York Times ran a nice puff piece on Fusion GPS, the firm retained by Hillary Clinton and the DNC to dig up dirt on then-candidate Donald Trump. Fusion GPS hired a former British spook who obtained smut from RUSSIAN government agents. Buried deep within the piece we learn this:

But the work has not stopped. Fusion continues to look into ties between Mr. Trump and Russia, according to several people briefed on the research. Mr. Simpson’s specific areas of focus, and information about any current benefactors, are closely guarded.

Interesting. Who is footing the bill for this “work”?

DANGER: Mueller wants to talk to Trump, according to a government bureaucrat leaking to the media. Last month, President Trump’s lawyers sat down with Mueller to discuss how this might take place. DO NOT TALK to Mueller. One possibility is for Trump to provide written responses to Mueller’s questions.

According to two sources familiar with the matter there has yet to by any formal request for an interview from the special counsel’s office, and so far there is no firm time frame in which this could occur.

Meanwhile, congressional investigators are looking for leakers within the new treasure trove of text messages finally turned over to the committees. This might be the article referred to in the text messages below:

On Nov. 3, 2016, just days before the election, Page texted Strzok, and mentions a call she had with FBI Chief of Staff James Rybicki.

“Sorry Rybicki called,” Page states. “Time line article in the post is super specific and not good. Doesn’t make sense because I didn’t have specific information to give.

Strzok, responds, “what post article?”

Page then states, “just went up. WaPo.” Page apparently was referencing an article in the Washington Post.

Here’s another:

“Article is out, but hidden behind paywall so can’t read it,” Page texted Strzok on Oct. 24, 2016.

“Wsj? Boy that was fast,” Strzok texted back, using the initials of the famed financial newspaper. “Should I ‘find’ it and tell the team?”

Seems legit. More messages are coming; who knows what we will find in those.

PRESIDENT OPRAH: Kamala Harris, Elizabeth Warren hardest hit

After telling the world for two years how Donald Trump is an idiot entertainment personality clown not qualified to run or be POTUS, the Democrats have done a 180 and are now ecstatic about their own entertainment star possibly running for president. Amazing.

Following her speech at some award show this weekend, the Democrats/Hollywood degenerates are rallying around talk show host and icon Oprah Winfrey to challenge Trump in 2020. I have the utmost respect for Oprah as a businesswoman and a success story, but she’s certainly no more qualified than Trump was and boy did we all hear how unqualified Trump was/is. Presidential campaigns are the nastiest endeavor. Does Oprah really want to risk her popularity and face the dirt and the hate that will come should she run for president? I don’t think so. What would happen to her business interests?

DiFi is down with an Oprah run. Ivanka tweeted that she liked Oprah’s speech. (BTW, what has Oprah done with her fame, fortune and power about sexual harassment in her own industry for the last 30 years?) Fake News CNN’s Chris Cillizza is already imaging Oprah in Iowa.

The Daily Caller tells us what there is to know about Oprah’s political positions.

James Damore goes after Google

White male James Damore, who was fired from Google because expressing his good faith thoughts and feelings on work-related matters was too offensive for his snowflake coworkers, has filed suit against the internet company.

Some of the horrific and unthinkable ideas Damore shared with his colleagues:

Damore says rather than basing hiring on gender, which he argues is inherently sexist, Google should: “stop alienating conservatives,” “de-moralize diversity,” “de-emphasize empathy,” “confront Google’s biases,” and “stop restricting programs and classes to certain genders or race,” among other ideas.

Oh, the humanity!

Apparently, Google managers kept blacklists of conservative employees — and one manager even considered holding ‘trials.’ I’m speechless.

The most jaw-dropping allegation is that “Google publicly endorsed blacklists” of conservatives. The lawsuit claims that several hiring managers publicly vowed not to hire people categorized as “hostile voices” aka conservatives.

For instance, one manager wrote on one internal forum, “I will never, ever hire/transfer you onto my team. Ever.”

Another manager wrote in another, “I keep a written blacklist of people whom I will never allow on or near my team, based on how they view and treat their coworkers. That blacklist got a little longer today.”

It’s impressive how the left has effectively deemed conservative political views eo ipso violent, provocative and creating a hostile environment. How many other corporations follow this same policy?

Another alleged practice of Google in the suit was to “boo” white men at company meetings.

Not only was the numerical presence of women celebrated at Google solely due to their gender, but the presence of Caucasians and males was mocked with “boos” during company-wide weekly meetings. This unacceptable behavior occurred at the hands of high-level managers at Google who were responsible for hundreds, if not thousands, of hiring and firing decisions…

I’m so angry right now, I’m going to stop typing.

[Alleged] sexual harassment update:

Rose McGowan was not impressed by Golden Globes showing

Kentucky House speaker resigns after sexual harassment settlement exposed

Prosecutors won’t charge Roman Polanski after molestation report

Feminist crusader Ashley Judd is now sought after author and speaker

Historical picture of the day:

President Reagan, using his bandaged hand, tips his white cowboy hat which was presented to him by the trade organization he was speaking to, in Washington, D.C., Jan. 9, 1989. Reagan had undergone surgery to correct a curvature in the ring finger of his left hand. (AP Photo/Doug Mills)

Other morsels:

Stephen Miller did a much better job on Tucker Carlson last night

Alabama Stuns Georgia in OT to Win at 2018 CFP Championship

Trump stands for national anthem at NCAA game; Alabama player heard saying ‘F— Trump’

Some on Twitter think Trump sang the national anthem incorrectly

Roseanne Barr defends Trump, says sitcom will tackle politics

Wolff: Conway, Spicer, Hicks all helped get interviews for my book

Jurzalizm: When Asked About Factual Errors In His Trump Book, Michael Wolff Says ‘If It Rings True, It Is True’

Trump named top global ‘press oppressor’

Mattis tells troops he evaded assassination attempt in Iraq

Man who vandalized Colorado mosque kills himself

Romney treated over summer for prostate cancer, prognosis good

California Republican Ed Royce not seeking re-election

Unions increasingly shifting to “shadow unions” to avoid scrutiny

Disgraced ex-Gov. Eliot Spitzer accused of threatening to stab man ‘in the ‘c–k’ at tony Manhattan restaurant

Professor claims ‘meritocracy’ in math class is a ‘tool of whiteness’

2,000 7-Eleven customers possibly exposed to hepatitis A in Utah

A highly classified US spy satellite is missing due to a SpaceX mission failure

Justice Dept. scrambles to jam prison cellphones, stop drone deliveries to inmates

Climate change is turning 99 percent of these baby sea turtles female

U.S. moves toward expelling 200,000 Salvadorans

Justice Ginsburg to stay on the Supreme Court through 2020

Clothing retailer apologizes after featuring black child wearing shirt that said ‘monkey’ on front

TRUE: Brit Hume Calls Twitter A ‘Sewer’ After Trump Hater Mentions His Dead Son

Steyer to target Ryan, GOP incumbents in $30M midterms push

Woman Allegedly Opens Fire at Husband on Toilet ‘To Make Him Listen to Me’

President Trump signs executive order on rural broadband Internet

In-N-Out has added its first new menu item in 15 years

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