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The Morning Briefing: A Safe Full of Trump Secrets and Much, Much More

In this Aug. 21, 2018 photo, President Donald Trump pauses while speaking during a in Charleston, W.Va. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Good Friday morning.

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

  • The president receives his intelligence briefing
  • The president and first lady visit Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Columbus, Ohio
  • President Trump hosts a roundtable with supporters
  • President delivers remarks at the Ohio Republican Party State Dinner

I have a condensed version of the Briefing for you this morning.

Important stuff:

Manhattan D.A. Eyes Criminal Charges Against Trump Organization

National Enquirer hid damaging Trump stories in a safe

What’s Going On In South Africa And Why Is Trump Tweeting About It?

Republicans: Sessions gone after midterms

The Conspiracy Memo About Obama Aides That Circulated in the Trump White House

Historical picture of the day:

U.S. President Ronald Reagan, right, and first lady Nancy Reagan flank singer Ray Charles at the conclusion of the Republican National Convention in Dallas, Texas, Thursday night, Aug. 24, 1984. Charles sang “America the Beautiful” to close the four-day event. (AP Photo/Barry Thumma)

Other morsels:

Medical examiner says Iowa student died from stab wounds

Hurricane Lane menaces Hawaii even though storm has weakened

China denies visa to BuzzFeed journalist after critical coverage

Corker: Sessions ‘owns’ Trump until he’s fired

Nancy Pelosi gives defiant, but bewildering, statement about her future

Woman Caught Smuggling Enough Fentanyl On A Bus To Kill 1.5 Million People

Second Fox News reporter leaves amid objections to network

Arkansas McDonald’s worker fired after allegedly flinging hot grease at customer’s face

Cohen told Congress he doesn’t know if Donald knew about Trump Tower meeting

Reality Winner, leaker of secret report on Russian election hacking, gets more than 5 years for espionage

‘Bewitched’ reboot in the works at ABC: report

Recent grad tries ‘open carry’ in Nashville after pro-gun photo went viral earlier this year

A Pennsylvania university scrubs the names of three bishops from buildings after the clergy sex abuse scandal

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