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The Morning Briefing: Omarosa's Media Tour and Much, Much More

Former White House staffer Omarosa Manigault Newman speaks during an interview with The Associated Press, Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

Good Wednesday morning.

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

  • The president receives his intelligence briefing

There were some elections yesterday

ABC News has a rundown.

Notable results: #metoo candidate Keith Ellison won his race. “Somali-born hijab-wearing refugee” Ilhan Omar won the MN-5 Democrat primary and in Vermont, Christine Hallquist, a transgender candidate, won the Democrat nomination for governor. Also notable, Tim Pawlenty lost his primary to a more Trump-friendly candidate. Obviously, all these results are a referendum on Trump.

Related:

Kobach declared winner of Kansas gov. primary a week later

Omarosa vomits and vomits and vomits all over the media

I cannot imagine a more unreliable source on the planet that Omarosa hyphen-name “telling all” about the inner workings of the Trump administration. She’s selling some book o’secrets about her year-long “job” in the White House and the media idiots are more than happy to give this opportunist a giant national platform to belch up her fables. The media’s sudden interest in Omarosa reminds me of the Susan Rice phenomena where the media continues to put the confirmed liar on television after she straight up lied to America and the idiot media about Benghazi. It’s a real head-scratcher. After all, Rice lied to the media too, but she’s still someone they put on their propaganda shows.

So now Omarosa is quacking out all kinds of wacky claims, each one worthy of headlines and TV time. Among her greatest hits: Trump’s a racist, Trump’s a sexist, Trump has a coke problem, Trump/Don Jr. knew about the WikiLeaks emails before they were made public, Melania is going to divorce Trump after he leaves office, and on and on. Conversely, the media doesn’t care that Omarosa was apparently taping everyone she spoke with in the WH or brought a recording device into the Situation Room. No big whoop. And the media doesn’t care that Omarosa appeared on their platforms shortly after she left her “job” and said nothing like what she is saying now. I don’t know about you, but I don’t care.

Trump called Omarosa a dog on Twitter and everyone has the vapors now because she’s a woman and because she’s black. Right, because Trump never calls old white guys names on Twitter.

Anyway, the Trump campaign is suing Omarosa for violating a non-disclosure agreement.

Unfortunately, she will not be silenced. So buckle up.

Related:

Former White House staffer: Nondisclosure agreements ‘snuck in’ with other employment forms

‘People are terrified’: Trump staffers live in fear of Omarosa’s next tape

Omarosa: DeVos said black college students lack the ‘capacity to understand’ her agenda

Penn Jillette says he knows Trump tapes exist, because ‘I was in the room’

Report: Priests molested over 1000 children

Horrifying.

Hundreds of Roman Catholic priests in Pennsylvania molested more than 1,000 children — and possibly many more — since the 1940s, and senior church officials, including a man who is now the archbishop of Washington, D.C., systematically covered up the abuse, according to a grand jury report released Tuesday.

“Priests were raping little boys and girls, and the men of God who were responsible for them not only did nothing. They hid it all,” Attorney General Josh Shapiro said.

The statute of limitations has run out on most of these cases so there’s no possibility for criminal charges to be brought. More than 100 of the alleged abuser priests are dead and others are retired or were dismissed.

Church officials “routinely and purposefully described the abuse as horseplay and wrestling” and simply “inappropriate conduct,” Shapiro said.

“It was none of those things. It was child sexual abuse, including rape,” he said.

The grand jury accused Cardinal Donald Wuerl, who leads the Washington archdiocese, of helping to protect abusive priests when he was Pittsburgh’s bishop. Wuerl, who led the Pittsburgh diocese from 1988 to 2006, disputed the allegations.

Read the whole thing. It’s chilling.

Historical picture of the day:

Servicemen celebrate the announcement of the Japanese surrender as they ride atop a car in Washington, D.C., Aug. 14, 1945. (AP Photo)

Other morsels:

DNC finally responds to explosive accusations against Deputy Chair Ellison

Keith Ellison’s Domestic Abuse Allegations Match A Similar Incident Almost A Decade Ago

Dad accused of killing a man who tried to enter his daughter’s bathroom stall

Twitter suspends Alex Jones from key functions of account

Can you believe this clown? Supporters Raise Over $300,000 for Peter Strzok’s Legal Expenses

Illinois attorney general sues Trump Tower for river violations

Trump administration sued over Arkansas’ Medicaid work requirements

GOP lawmaker calls on FBI to provide more info on former Feinstein staffer

Police close Nunes district office as protesters rally outside

Courthouse seeing Muslim compound case evacuated – over death threats

‘Mystery pooper’ will get more than $100K from school district

First Ford Mustang owner’s car is now worth at least $350,000

Harvey Weinstein sex trafficking lawsuit can proceed, judge rules

Bear caught on camera wandering into Connecticut liquor store

Poll: Majority of GOP agrees news media is ‘enemy of the people’

The top DoD spokeswoman is allegedly under investigation for asking her staff to grab her laundry and pick up snacks

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