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The Morning Briefing: Nikki Haley Throws Down at UN and Much, Much More

U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley, top center, leaves the room as Palestinian Ambassador to the United Nations Riyad Mansour, right, prepares to address a Security Council meeting on the situation in Gaza, Tuesday, May 15, 2018 at United Nations headquarters. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

Good Wednesday morning.

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

  • President Trump receives his intelligence briefing
  • The president participates in the arrival of the president of the Republic of Uzbekistan
  • President Trump participates in an expanded bilateral working lunch with the president of the Republic of Uzbekistan
  • The president participates in a photo opportunity with the White House News Photographers Association award recipients
  • President Trump hosts the California Sanctuary State Roundtable

Pink Tsunami: Nikki Haley sets UN straight on Hamas/Palestinian violence

I hate using gender they way the left does in their juvenile sloganeering but since only some women are worthy of being celebrated, why not? No YAS QUEENS for Haley from the p*ssy hat brigade?

US Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley on Tuesday defended Israel’s use of force against Palestinian demonstrators in Gaza and walked out of a UN Security Council session as Palestine’s envoy, Riyad Mansour, began to speak.

“Who among us would accept this type of activity on your border?” Haley said, referring to some protestors attempting to storm Israel’s border. “No country in this chamber would act with more restraint than Israel has.”

The Jew-hating UN had some harsh words…for Israel. “We condemn the appalling, deadly violence in Gaza yesterday,” [Rupert] Colville [spokesperson for the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights] said, adding that attempts to cross or damage a border fence “are not sufficient grounds for the use of live ammunition.”

Really? So INVADERS throwing explosives and Molotov cocktails at Israelis and trying to breach the border to kill Jews shouldn’t be met with “live ammunition”??? Gimme a break.

NorKs threaten to pull out of negotiations

This isn’t much of a surprise.

North Korea is threatening to cancel its upcoming summit between leader Kim Jong Un and President Donald Trump over South Korea-U.S.military drills.

North Korea has also canceled high-level talks with South Korea that were scheduled for Wednesday local time over those same drills.

“If the U.S. and the South Korean government thinks that the improvement of North-South relationship and the U.S. talk made possible by our leading and generous efforts and actions as a pardon to open play-with-fire fuss like this war drill anytime, there is no greater misjudgment than that,” North Korean state media agency KCNA said in a dispatch.

“We have no choice but to stop the North-South high-level talk scheduled for the 16th under the ugly circumstances where there is indiscreet North-invading war fuss and fight rampage,” KCNA said. “… The U.S. must contemplate on the fate of the scheduled Korea-U.S. head meeting with the provocative military situation created with the South Korean government.

“We will keep sharp eyes on the U.S. and the South Korean government’s future attitude.”

A summit was scheduled for June 12 in Singapore between the U.S. and North Korea. State Department spokesperson Heather Nauert made the following statement: “What we have to go on is what Kim Jong-un has said before, that he understands and appreciates the importance to the United States of having these joint exercises, the Republic of Korea has as well,” Nauert said. “We’ve received no formal or even informal notification of anything.”

Developing…

Cohen fights Avenatti disclosure of financial records

President Trump’s lawyer Michael Cohen is fighting Michael Avenatti, the “lawyer” representing porn star Stormy Daniels, who released what appear to be Cohen’s bank records. How did he get these bank records?? The media is uninterested.

Cohen asked a New York federal judge to shut Avenatti out of his court case because of the publication. On Tuesday, Avenatti shot back that he had a First Amendment right to publish information “of the utmost public concern,” according to court filings.

In a letter to Judge Kimba Wood on May 9, Cohen’s attorney Stephen Ryan asked Wood to deny Avenatti’s application for pro hac vice admission — which is a request for a lawyer to appear in court despite being licensed in a different state — because “Avenatti is apparently in possession of and has published information from some of Mr. Cohen’s actual bank records” that he has “no lawful basis to possess.”

Additionally, Cohen argues that Avenatti “has made numerous incorrect statements to the public in an apparent attempt to prejudice and discredit Mr. Cohen.” Cohen’s lawyer wants Avenatti to tell the court where he got the bank records.

The latest RED SCARE developments

Robert Mueller scores a victory as federal judge allows criminal case against Paul Manafort to move forward

Former Trump Campaign Advisor Claims The FBI Detained Him And Took His Phone During Interrogation

This Maltese Professor May Hold The Key To When The FBI Really Began Surveilling The Trump Campaign

Yesterday’s election results:

Women sweep to victory in House primaries

Ya’ think? Democrat senator says voters don’t care about Russian bots – and warns Democrats

Pennsylvania’s primary offers smart lessons for Democrats on way to November midterms

Rick Saccone loses again

Barletta, Trump backer, wins GOP nod to take on Sen. Casey

Your daily WTF:

‘Crimi-clown’: Belgian clown accused of killing ex, tying up kids with aid of yodeling sidekick

Historical picture of the day:

A Japanese suicide bomber goes down next to a U.S. Navy destroyer, during the Battle of Okinawa, on May 16, 1945. (AP Photo)

Other morsels:

Hamas wants Palestinians killed to score propaganda points against Israel

Gina Haspel secures crucial Democratic votes, paving way to confirmation

Rand Paul asks Haspel if she knows of any CIA surveillance of Trump

Twitter announces more shadow banning for those having a ‘negative impact’

Clinton Campaign Funneled $150,000 To Hillary Clinton’s Personal Company

IMPORTANT Freedom Caucus debates killing farm bill over immigration

Vikings to become first NFL team to host summit on LGBTQ inclusion

Hawaii volcano eruption intensifies, triggering ‘red’ warning

At least 2 dead, hundreds of thousands without power after violent storms slam Northeast

Campaign fundraising site suspends Republican accounts in effort to reject ‘Trumpism’

Millions of dollars in welfare fraud from Minnesota could have been funneled to fund terrorism

Trump Just Notched Another Four Judicial Confirmations

California Sees 45-Percent Increase In STDs Over 5 Years

Nielsen: ‘I didn’t threaten to resign’

Waffle House shooting victim’s family sues suspect’s father

Suspect Named in Leak of ‘Vault 7’ and Top-Secret CIA Hacking Tools

American Airlines bans insects, hedgehogs, goats, ferrets as in-flight service animals

Planned Parenthood, ACLU sue to block Iowa fetal heartbeat abortion law

Scot Peterson, disgraced Parkland school cop, starts getting $8,702-a-month pension

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