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The Morning Briefing: Mole in the Trump Campaign and Much, Much More

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Good Friday morning.

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

  • The President attends a roundtable with automaker CEOs
  • President Trump gives remarks on lowering drug prices
  • The President meets with the Secretary of State

Did Feds have a spy infiltrate Trump campaign?

Kim Strassel at The Wall Street Journal dropped a bomb last night.

The Department of Justice lost its latest battle with Congress Thursday when it allowed House Intelligence Committee members to view classified documents about a top-secret intelligence source that was part of the FBI’s investigation of the Trump campaign. Even without official confirmation of that source’s name, the news so far holds some stunning implications.

And:

Thanks to the Washington Post’s unnamed law-enforcement leakers, we know Mr. Nunes’s request deals with a “top secret intelligence source” of the FBI and CIA, who is a U.S. citizen and who was involved in the Russia collusion probe. When government agencies refer to sources, they mean people who appear to be average citizens but use their profession or contacts to spy for the agency. Ergo, we might take this to mean that the FBI secretly had a person on the payroll who used his or her non-FBI credentials to interact in some capacity with the Trump campaign.

I wonder who it is. Strassel wraps up her piece by urging the president to declassify all the documents associated with this investigation. I agree.

Related:

Well isn’t this just a wild coincidence The 2 biggest scandals of Trump’s presidency are suddenly converging

Freedom Caucus chairman wants financial audit of Mueller investigation

Mike Pence tells Mueller ‘it’s time to wrap it up’

Newly released Facebook ads show Russian trolls targeted Mexican-Americans after Trump election

Also targeted Black Lives Matter but Business Insider is so biased they just left that off the headline Russia reportedly targeted Fox host Sean Hannity’s fans in its social media propaganda campaign

AT&T paid Cohen $600K for advice on Time Warner, other issues

McCain Roundup

‘It doesn’t matter, he’s dying anyway’: WH aide on John McCain

White House official calls Meghan McCain to apologize for remark about father

McCain said Obama thanked him for his vote against repealing Obamacare: ‘I appreciated his call’

Meghan McCain Will Respond To White House Aide On ‘The View’

Your daily WTF:

Cornell student strips during thesis presentation to protest professor

Headline of the day:

Ice Cube claims Qatar used BIG3 league in plot to bribe Steve Bannon

Historical picture of the day:

Tanks of the French-Indochinese Union army leave Haiphong in ceremonial style, on May 11, 1955, as the Communist Viet Minh are expected to take over the port and city under the terms of the Geneva Accord. The departure of the French from Indochina ends nearly 100 years of colonial rule and occupation. (AP Photo)

Other morsels:

Paul Ryan tries to squelch GOP immigration rebellion before it gets too much traction

GOP senators to McConnell: Cancel the August recess

Trump Jr. prepares to hit the campaign trail ahead of midterms

Nielsen pushed by Trump tirade to brink of resignation

Trump berates DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen over border security

AWFUL: Nurse Blamed for Neglect in the Death of H.R. McMaster’s Father

“Golden State Killer” suspect Joseph DeAngelo charged with 4 more decades-old murders

TROLL LEVEL: EPIC Crowd at Indiana rally cheers when Trump suggests he deserves an ‘extension’ on his presidency beyond two terms

Rat attack: World’s largest rodent cull clears predators from Atlantic island

White dentists apologize for ‘free whitening’ ad featuring cultural garb

Homeland Security ‘Busts Down’ Comedian’s Door Over Jokes About Killing ICE Agents

Rolls-Royce reveals Cullinan SUV at a price of $325,000

Lawyer: ‘Defecating’ school chief wants to correct record

Woman arrested for stalking after allegedly sending man 65,000 texts, breaking into his home and taking a bath

Cheney to Trump: Bring back waterboarding

Vegas casino mogul Sheldon Adelson donates $30 million to help block Democratic takeover of US House

Former CIA Director John Brennan Says Kim Jong Un Was ‘Masterful’ And ‘Duped Trump’

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