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The Morning Briefing: No Khashoggi Smoking Gun and Much, Much More

A migrant family camps on the street outside of an overflowing sports complex where more than 5,000 Central Americans are sheltering, in Tijuana, Mexico, Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2018.As Mexico wrestles with what to do with the thousands of people camped out in the border city of Tijuana, President-elect Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador's government signaled Tuesday that it would be willing to house the migrants on Mexican soil while they apply for asylum in the United States, a key demand of U.S. President Donald Trump. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)

Good Thursday morning!

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

  • The president and first lady depart Washington, D.C., en route to Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • The president and first lady arrive at Ministro Pistarini International Airport

This Stone/Corsi/Mueller soap opera

Roger Stone and Jerry Corsi, two fringey political celebrities, have been called to Mueller’s witch hunters to give some answers about RUSSIA or whatever it is the witch hunters are investigating. The two men are contradicting one another about when and how they knew/didn’t know/pretended to know about WikiLeaks dumping Podesta’s emails out to the public. Are you confused? Good thing Chuck Ross at the Daily Caller lays out the story for you.

No Khashoggi smoking gun

Secretary of Defense James Mattis told the public yesterday that there is no “smoking gun” evidence that MBS ordered the murder of political-operative-masquerading-as-a-journalist Khashoggi.

“We have no smoking gun that the crown prince was involved, not the intelligence community or anyone else,” Mattis told reporters. “There is no smoking gun.”

The media and the left are looking to blow up the U.S.’s relationship with KSA over Khashoggi’s murder, which was conveniently leaked to the world by Turkey, which is aligned against KSA/Israel/U,S, and aligned with Iran. Wild, right?

On Tuesday, National Security Adviser John Bolton said he saw no point in listening to the tape of Khashoggi’s murder because he does not understand Arabic. “I’m very satisfied that we know what the tape picked up, and it was factored into the president’s decision, and he’s announced his position very clearly,” Bolton said.

CIA Director Gina Haspel, reportedly the highest ranking official in the Trump administration who has listened to the tape, did not join Mattis and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo in a Capitol Hill meeting on military assistance to the Saudi kingdom on Wednesday.

Conspiracy theorists floated the idea the Haspel was prevented from speaking about the tape but a CIA spooksman said the “notion that anyone told Director Haspel not to attend today’s briefing is false.”

Historical picture of the day:

Supporters of Sen. Joseph R. McCarthy (R-Wisconsin), some 12,000 strong, fill lower sections of Madison Square Garden in New York for a rally marking the end of a nationwide drive aimed at blocking any Senate censure of the senator, Nov. 29, 1954. The huge Garden seats 18,000 and can hold 22,000 including standees. Sponsoring the rally is an organization calling itself Ten Million Americans Mobilizing for Justice. The senator did not attend but his wife was scheduled to appear. (AP Photo)

Other morsels:

White Liberals Present Themselves as Less Competent in Interactions with African-Americans

SCOTUS Weighs Limits on Police Seizure of Property

CNN Commentator Endorses Palestinians Using Violence to Resist Israel

U.S. rights groups seek secret documents in Facebook encryption case

WHAT? Veterans Affairs Dept says it won’t reimburse vets who were underpaid GI Bill benefit payments: report

Senate defies White House on Saudi support in Yemen

Trump threatens to declassify ‘devastating’ docs about Democrats

Rep. Hakeem Jeffries becomes next chair of Democratic Caucus

Google Suggests ‘Top Racist Republicans’ Instead of GOP Races

Electric scooters are landing a lot of Americans in emergency rooms LULZ “This is disruptive technology,” said Dr. Christopher Ziebell, emergency room medical director at Austin’s Dell Seton Medical Center. “But this time the disruption is disrupting forearms, elbows and heads.”

OH MY Stormy Daniels says lawyer Avenatti sued Trump for defamation without her OK

A year after Matt Lauer was fired, NBC News’ culture has barely changed, Linda Vester alleges

Columbia University Holocaust scholar’s office vandalized with swastikas

Former Alaska Airlines pilot says he lost his job over false #MeToo claims

16 USPS workers sentenced for taking bribes to deliver cocaine on their routes

Trump, Putin meeting during G20 summit will go ahead, Russian official says

Suicide, at 50-year peak, pushes down US life expectancy

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