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The Morning Briefing: Kavanaugh, Big Tech on the Hill and Much, Much More

A demonstrator shouts as Judge Brett Kavanaugh arrives prior to a hearing before the United States Senate Judiciary Committee on his nomination as Associate Justice of the US Supreme Court to replace the retiring Justice Anthony Kennedy on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC on Tuesday, September 4, 2018.Credit: Alex Edelman / CNP | usage worldwide Photo by: Alex Edelman/picture-alliance/dpa/AP Images

Good Wednesday morning.

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

  • The president receives his intelligence briefing
  • President Trump meets with the amir of the State of Kuwait
  • The president has an expanded bilateral meeting with the amir of the State of Kuwait
  • President Trump meets with Republican congressional leadership

Failure theater today: Facebook and Twitter execs to face questioning on Capitol Hill

Expect a whole lot of bluster and absolutely nothing else during a special performance of Failure Theater.

Day 2 of KavaNOPE

Yesterday did not disappoint for those of you following the KavaNOPE confirmation hearing: there were arrests, there were people screaming like mental patients, there was an aide making a secret nazi/white power symbol, (Seriously, people were trying to claim that one of Kavanaugh’s aides was giving a white power signal to the camera during the hearing. Crazy. ) There were repeated disturbances from senators. It was a spectacle. I only had it on for an hour or two because the interruptions were making me anxious.

The media was also excited to announce that Kavanaugh refused to shake the hand of a Parkland shooting victim’s father. I have a feeling he didn’t know who this gentleman was, but who cares because it makes a great story. Sure, there were people screaming like maniacs, so I don’t know why Mr. Kavanaugh would not want to touch some friendly, crazed strangers.

Last night an anti-Kavanaugh message was projected onto the SCOTUS building.

And of course, the Democrats were fundraising during the hearing. Literally, email blasts were going out trying to raise some money for their performances.

It was quite a spectacle to behold and it serves to remind us how well-coordinated the left is with their attacks. Get ready for another day of bad behavior and every time you hear a senator complain that they do not have all the documents needed to make a decision on Kavanaugh, remember they said they would vote against anyone Trump nominated for the job no matter what. They don’t really want more documents.

Bob Woodard wrote a book

And it’s everything you would expect and more. Whenever I hear about a book from a resistance media member with stories that play right into the narrative they’ve been pushing out to the public, I’m skeptical of it. Basically, Woodward is claiming that Trump is a lunatic, his aides had to take away all the sharp scissors in the West Wing, Trump was trying to eat paste… that kind of thing. Mattis, Dowd, and Kelly have denied making statements attributed to them in the book.

Related:

Aides took orders off Trump’s desk to stop him from signing them: Woodward

Woodward book rocks Trump White House

Trump: I never called Sessions ‘mentally retarded’

Trump blasts book’s claims that he called Sessions ‘a dumb southerner’

Trump asks if Bob Woodward is ‘Dem operative’ amid explosive book details

Secretary Mattis Nukes Woodward Allegations — ‘While I Generally Enjoy Reading Fiction’

Historical picture of the day:

A member of the Arab Commando group which seized members of the Israeli Olympic Team at their quarters at the Munich Olympic Village appears with a hood over his face on the balcony of the village building where the commandos held several members of the Israeli team hostage in this Sept. 5, 1972 file photo. The incident prompted President Nixon to organize a panel to establish plans to help avert terrorism in the United States. (AP Photo/Kurt Strumpf)

Other morsels:

Mueller Will Accept Some Written Answers From Trump

Trump Mocks Chuck Todd’s Call For Press To ‘Fight Back’

NYT Suggests Global Warming Is To Blame For Roger Federer’s US Open Defeat

Ayanna Pressley, Dem backed by Ocasio-Cortez, upsets Michael Capuano in Massachusetts House primary

Pressley blasts Trump as ‘racist, misogynistic, truly empathy-bankrupt’

Ivanka Trump and Steve Bannon reportedly clashed over proper White House protocol, and she told him ‘I’m not a staffer! … I’m the first daughter’

France ready to deploy navy in scallop dispute with Britain

Bill Cosby’s Walk of Fame star vandalized with the words ‘Serial Rapist’

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