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The Morning Briefing: Bannon Out, Fusion GPS Testimony Out and Much, Much More

President Donald Trump speaks during a meeting with lawmakers on immigration policy in the Cabinet Room of the White House, Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2018, in Washington. From left, Trump, Rep. Steny Hoyer, D-Md., and Rep. Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Good Wednesday morning.

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

  • In the morning, President Donald J. Trump will receive his daily intelligence briefing.
  • The President will then hold a Cabinet meeting.
  • In the afternoon, the President will have lunch with Vice President Mike Pence and Secretary of State Rex Tillerson.
  • The President will then greet Prime Minister Erna Solberg of Norway.
  • The President will then meet with Prime Minister Solberg.
  • The President and Prime Minister Solberg will then hold a joint press conference.
  • Later in the afternoon, the President will meet with U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley.
  • The President will then meet with Secretary of the Treasury Steven Mnuchin.

I have a condensed version of the Briefing for you today. I can’t seem to shake this cold.

Top stories:

Bannon steps down from Breitbart News

Sen. Feinstein, top Judiciary committee Democrat, releases transcript of Fusion GPS interview — remember, the Fusion GPS trolls wouldn’t appear at their public hearing and insisted on a closed-door appearance but now “suddenly” the transcripts had to be released

‘Somebody’s already been killed’ because of Trump dossier, Fusion GPS rep revealed

Trump lawyer Cohen sues Fusion GPS, BuzzFeed over Steele dossier

Ex-Trump adviser Carter Page rips ‘false defamatory articles’ in suit against media giant

Dem senators’ report warns of Russian meddling across Europe

Federal judge temporarily blocks Trump’s decision to end DACA

House Republicans press for harder-line immigration bill

Tucker Carlson rips into Trump for trusting Democrats on immigration deal

Catherine Deneuve and 100 other French women sign public letter disavowing #MeToo ‘witch hunt’

Female lawmakers plan to wear black to Trump’s State of the Union

‘Me Too’: Groin searches at Gitmo are sexual harassment, 9/11 plotters say

Poll reveals how many football fans intentionally stopped watching the NFL

NBC Will Show Kneeling If It Happens At Super Bowl

U.S. Supreme Court considers legality of Ohio voter purging

Judges: North Carolina must redraw GOP’s gerrymandered map

Google adds fact checks to searches for conservative news sites

Historical picture of the day:

Thomas A. Edison and Henry Ford at the Ford industrial expos at Madison Square Garden in New York on Jan. 10, 1928. (AP Photo)

Other morsels:

Trump’s Public Meeting With Congress Destroys Narrative That He’s Mentally Unfit

David Brooks: Let’s face it, the anti-Trump movement is getting dumber

Trump: I like Oprah but I don’t think she’ll run

Zinke removing Florida from offshore drilling plan

HHS nominee Alex Azar: ‘Drug prices are too high’

Florida man caught with ‘full rack of ribs’ in his pants, police say

Lawmaker Fraudulently Took Cash Meant for Hurricane Sandy Disaster Relief, Prosecutors Say

White House tells aides to decide whether they’re staying in 2018

Southern California mudslides claim at least 13 lives

FBI’s Wray calls for ‘significant innovation’ in accessing encrypted data

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