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The Morning Briefing: Deep Staters Referred to DOJ and Much, Much More

Rep. Ron DeSantis, R-Fla., speaks with a fellow committee member before the start of the House Judiciary Committee hearing on "Oversight of the United States Department of Homeland Security" on Thursday, May 29, 2014. (Photo By Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call) (CQ Roll Call via AP Images)

Good Thursday morning.

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

  • The President travels to Naval Air Station Key West
  • President Trump has a briefing with Joint Interagency Task Force-South, NORTHCOM, and SOUTHCOM
  • The President returns to Palm Beach and Mar-a-Lago.

House Committee refers Deep State conspirators to DOJ for criminal investigation

The band is back together!

Rep. Ron DeSantis (R-FL) and 10 other congressman sent a letter to Attorney General Jeff Sessions recommending a criminal investigation into such extra-constitutional actors as Loretta Lynch, Hillary Clinton, James Comey and Andrew McCabe.

Complaining about “dissimilar degrees of zealousness” in the investigations into Clinton and Trump campaign associates, they wrote:

“Because we believe that those in positions of high authority should be treated the same as every other American, we want to be sure that the potential violations of law outlined below are vetted appropriately.”

Politico ran this story with the headline: “Trump allies urge criminal investigations of Clinton, Comey, Lynch.”

Can you ever remember the mainstream media describing Harry Reid, Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer as “Obama allies” in their official actions and public statements? Republican politicians, experts who do not work for approved left-wing think tanks, are always characterized as partisan, while the progressive politicians and policy wonks are identified as “enator” or “congressman” or “expert”with no qualifiers.

We’ll see if anything comes of the “allies” referral. What do you think, will the DOJ go after these #resistance operatives?

A Clinton spokesperson responded to the DeSantis letter. “House Republicans have seen the numbers and are running scared as we head into midterm season. They should focus on working for the people they are asking to reelect them, not do Trump’s bidding. It’s pathetic,” Nick Merrill said. Is that so? Poll: Democrats’ advantage in midterm election support shrinking

Related:

Whoops- Comey says McCabe lied, confirms he kick-started probe that led to his firing

The Comey media blitz continues

Twitter celebrity and fired FBI Director James Comey continues his publicity march across the televisions of America. Yesterday he visited that chicken coop we know as “The View” to talk about his new autoethnography. Hostess Meghan McCain was not having it. “J. Edgar Hoover would be rolling over in his grave” she said.

“I want to believe you’re not a political person,” she said. “You’re the head of the FBI, but you write in your book how you went to President [Barack] Obama, and you were on the verge of tears, saying you were going to miss him. You also said were dreading the next four years with [President Donald] Trump.”

She added, “You said very incendiary things about my party this morning. I’m a Republican who has many issues with Trump, that is not reflective of my party as a whole. The big issue I have is — I don’t want to know your politics, and a lot of the things you’re saying and doing are highly political, and I just don’t understand what you gain, trying to sort of clear the deck here by bringing things like this up.”

Lordy.

Related:

Lanny Davis: Obama Should’ve Fired Comey

House Judiciary chair plans to subpoena to get Comey memos

He’s running: Eric Holder edition

Controversial left-wing former attorney general Eric Holder is sure acting like he is going to throw his hat into the ring in 2020. Holder will visit New Hampshire to attend the “Politics and Eggs” breakfast hosted by Saint Anselm College and The New England Council.

Holder said on MSNBC’s “All In with Chris Hayes” this week that he was “thinking about” a run but that he had not made a final decision.

Holder said in March he would only run if he believed he could unify the country against the Trump administration — a daunting task for former President Barack Obama’s AG, a polarizing figure frequently demonized by Republicans.

So what’s Holder been up to?

Holder currently runs the National Democratic Redistricting Committee, an organization he created that encourages pro-Democratic re-drawings of congressional districts. The group is targeting states where Republicans hold the state legislative chambers and governor’s mansions ahead of November’s midterm elections.

Holder also says the group intends to take legal action to stop the Trump administration over its decision to add a question about citizenship to the 2020 census.

He sounds like a candidate who can unify the country. Good luck, Mr. Holder.

It’s Mueller time…again

If you’ve got the time, we’ve got the fear, Mueller fear.

Ladies and gentlemen, it’s that time again. The time where the progressive-media faction gins up their hapless followers because TRUMP IS GOING TO FIRE MUELLER. Over at CNN, we get an odd warning: Trump won’t say if he’ll fire Mueller and Rosenstein

One of these media harpies always asks the President if he is going to fire Mueller when Trump takes questions at a press event. Trump likes to punk them and they always take the bait. Good ol’ reliable ABC News reports for duty: “President Donald Trump didn’t directly answer on Wednesday when asked whether he’s determined it’s not worth the political fallout to fire special counsel Robert Mueller and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein but he noted that both men are still in their jobs.”

“I think it’s a disgrace what’s going on. We’ll see what happens,” Trump said last week when asked about whether he would consider firing Mueller. “But I think it’s really a sad situation when you look at what happened. And many people have said, ‘You should fire him.'”

Meanwhile in Pittsburgh, they are preparing for Mueller-related riots.

Pittsburgh police sent an email on Wednesday telling officers and detectives that the department has “received information of a potential large protest in the Central Business District” that would be a response to Trump firing Mueller, according to Marcie Cipriani of WTAE-TV, the ABC station in Pittsburgh.

The police department also warned that the protests could happen in as little as 24 hours after the potential termination. The police have been told to be in uniform and have riot gear ready beginning on Thursday until further notice.

Business Insider wants you to know that “the warning comes at a time when there are growing concerns that Trump could look to undermine or completely shut down special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 US election and the Trump campaign’s possible ties to Russia. Trump has recently ramped up his public and private attacks on Mueller’s probe. ”

PJ Media’s own Instapundit, on the other hand, knows exactly what time it is.

https://twitter.com/instapundit/status/986754925412614145

Your daily WTF:

Snake sex party discovered after Florida python implanted with tracking device

Historical picture of the day:

Firefighters search the rubble of the Alfred Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City, Wednesday April 19, 1995, after an explosion ripped a nine-story hole in the federal office building. (AP Photo by J. Pat Carter)

Other morsels:

Left-Wing Backlash Builds Over Starbucks Partnership With Jewish Group

White House notifies Russia that no new sanctions are coming: report

Corker won’t campaign against Democrat running for Tennessee Senate seat

Fresno State: Yes, the tenured professor who cheered Barbara Bush’s death could be fired

Professor shouts ‘f*** your life!’ at conservative student during class; college is investigating

NYT Can’t Handle The Fact Scott Pruitt Hasn’t Been Fired

Senate advances Bridenstine to lead NASA

Senate votes to kill consumer bureau auto-lending restrictions

Starbucks exec says store manager demonstrated ‘unconscious bias’ when she called cops on black men

Starbucks employee’s 911 call released after controversial arrest of 2 black men

Left-Wing Backlash Builds Over Starbucks Partnership With Jewish Group

Target just launched an Anthropologie-like home decor line—and it’s affordable

Stormy Daniels to make stripping tour stop in Baltimore, her closest to D.C.

Memphis loses $250,000 in Tennessee payback bill for removing Confederates statues

New York seeks authority to prosecute despite presidential pardons

Abby Lee Miller undergoes emergency surgery

‘Almost everyone’ in a photo of Southwest’s emergency landing wore their oxygen masks ‘wrong,’ says a former flight attendant

Top official says ‘handful’ of Russian intelligence officers still inside U.S.

Dick’s Sporting Goods to destroy all unsold assault-style weapons

White House pushes Senate to nominate Pompeo

How can a person be physically sucked from an airplane? A former pilot explains

H.R. McMaster’s father’s death under investigation: Report

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