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The Morning Briefing: NRA Meets with Trump, 'Andy's Office' Targeted in DOJ Report and Much, Much More

FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe (Photo By Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call) (CQ Roll Call via AP Images)

Good Friday morning.

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

  • The president and first lady attend the funeral service of Rev. Billy Graham
  • The president and first lady depart for Mar-a-Lago
  • President Trump hosts a roundtable with Republican National Committee supporters
  • The President delivers remarks at the Republican National Committee Spring Donor Retreat Dinner

Trump, Pence meet with NRA

Last night, the President and Mike Pence had a “Good (great)” meeting in the Oval Office with NRA officials. I hope they kicked his ass after that televised dumpster fire meeting earlier this week.

The NRA tweeted about the meeting.

According to an NRA official, Trump and Pence “don’t want gun control.”

Fox News host Tucker Carlson ripped Trump for his remarks at the bipartisan gun control meeting.

“Trump met w/ lawmakers on gun control where he bullied GOP who defend the 2S and said govt should ‘take guns first, go through due process second,'” Carlson said Thursday night.

“Imagine Obama saying something similar? He’d been denounced as a dictator. Congress would talk impeachment. Some would mutter secession,” Carlson said.

Let’s hope Trump got set straight last night.

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Georgia pass bill that stings Delta over NRA position

Condoleezza Rice stuns ‘The View’ audience with amazing story about 2nd Amendment rights

States take initiative in passing gun laws

Anti-gun activists alter billboard ad to read, ‘Shoot a School Kid’

“Andy’s office” McCabe target of DOJ IG

Former FBI employee and host to “meetings” in his “office” Andy McCabe is one of the targets of the DOJ Inspector General’s report to be released within the next few months.

The Department of Justice’s internal watchdog will criticize former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe for authorizing leaks to the media and giving misleading statements to investigators about doing so, according to two new reports.

McCabe, 49, authorized FBI officials to speak to the media for articles prior to the 2016 election, including one about an ongoing investigation into the Clinton Foundation, according to a report being prepared by Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz.

The FBI No. 2 also misled watchdog investigators when they initially asked about the media disclosures, according to The Washington Post.

McCabe will censured, according to the report.

According to the Times, which cited four people familiar with the investigation into the department’s handling of the Clinton probe, McCabe will be censured for disclosing the investigation’s existence to the Journal.

Related:

EXCLUSIVE: FBI Denies Secret Comey-Obama Meeting, Raises Integrity and Public Trust Issues

Nunes: FBI may have violated criminal statutes in FISA application to spy on Trump adviser Carter Page

Historical picture of the day:

Former California Gov. Ronald Reagan shakes hands with one of his supporters outside Boston’s Quincy Market with his wife Nancy in Boston, Sunday, March 2, 1980 , after attending a fundraiser for the Republican candidates. (AP Photo/Benoit)

Other morsels:

Pro-marijuana legalization group selling rolling papers with Sessions’s face

Trump making it known he is not listening to Kelly: report

Poland and Israel in Tense Talks Over Law Likened to Holocaust Denial

SPLC Confirms They’re Helping Police Videos On YouTube

Trump calls report of looming McMaster exit ‘fake news,’ aide says

Oracle CEO is reportedly on the short list to replace H.R. McMaster as Trump’s national security adviser

There’s a Strong Case that Mayor Who Warned Undocumented Immigrants of ICE Raid Broke the Law

Schumer votes against Trump judicial nominee because he’s white

Ben Carson is trying to explain why his government department ordered a $31,000 dining set for his office

Trump reportedly wants Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump out of the White House — and John Kelly may be the one to give them the boot

Actors, producers call for Georgia boycott if anti-LGBT adoption bill passes

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