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The Morning Briefing: Scooter, Comey, Pompeo and Much, Much More

(AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

Good Friday morning.

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

  • The president receives his intelligence briefing

I have a condensed version of the briefing for you today.

Top stories:

Trump agrees with recommendation to pardon Scooter Libby

GOP Congressmen Target Citibank’s $700 Billion Contract Over ‘Anti-Second Amendment Policies’

Trump administration’s lawsuit against California sanctuary laws backed by these cities, counties

It must be really, really bad. Schiff: Nothing ‘new or notable’ in unredacted document behind GOP-DOJ battle

Lawmakers move to protect special counsel, Russia probe amid Trump criticism

Comey’s slambook

Comey Says Lynch Took a ‘Tortured Half-Out, Half-In Approach’ to Clinton Probe

Suddenly. Comey book filled with unproven attacks on Trump, lofty praise for himself

Comey paints unsparing portrait of Trump in devastating tell-all book

Comey: Trump asked me to investigate ‘pee tape’ to reassure Melania

Historical picture of the day:

Neil Armstrong, left, with his wife Jan and son Eric, ride in an automobile parade after making his return to his hometown, April 13, 1966, Wapakoneta, Ohio. (AP Photo/Julian C. Wilson)

Other morsels:

Trump’s allies worry that federal investigators may have seized recordings made by his attorney

New GOP PAC fights to keep Mueller investigation going

Trump: I’d only rejoin Pacific trade pact if deal was ‘substantially better’

Plan to break up California reportedly has enough signatures for November ballot

National Science Foundation Grants $1 Million To Study Transgender Children

Antifa And The SPLC Successfully Shut Down Four Anti-Islam Conferences

Wisconsin Supreme Court Race Shows Democrats Will Spend Cash Hand Over Fist EVERYWHERE In 2018

Substitute teacher charged with running student ‘fight club’

4 in 10 millennials don’t know 6 million Jews were killed in Holocaust, study shows

Conservative group claims university banned them for fliers allegedly exposing anti-Semitism on campus

Trump forms task force to study Postal Service operations, finances

DNA ties ‘killer clown’ to getaway car in 27-year-old cold case, prosecutors say

Arizona governor offers teachers 20% pay raise, but educators have questions

Senate Judiciary to vote on bill to protect Mueller’s job

Backpage CEO Carl Ferrer pleads guilty to conspiracy, money laundering

Pompeo: No, I won’t resign as Secretary of State if Trump fires Mueller

Pompeo Grilled By Cory Booker Over Views On Gay Marriage

Mike Pompeo says Mueller interviewed him in the Russia probe

Senators ask FCC to probe Sinclair ‘news distortion operation’

Poll: Republican holds 10-point lead in Arizona special election

Fire Pruitt? Trump Just Gave Him More Things To Do

Mulvaney prevails in turf battle over tax regs

Grassley-Feinstein feud threatens Mueller protection plan

Haley, Mattis divided on evidence of Syria gas attack

Doorman claims Trump had love child with former housekeeper

Law Students Shout ‘F–k the Law’ While Disrupting Free Speech Lecture (VIDEO)

1st black woman nominated to be Marine brigadier general

Republican voters are turning against the Mueller probe

Lawmakers move to protect special counsel, Russia probe amid Trump criticism

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