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The Morning Briefing: Academy Awards, Mueller, Schiff and Much, Much More

The Morning Briefing: Academy Awards, Mueller, Schiff and Much, Much More
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Good Monday morning.

Here is what is on President Trump’s agenda today:

  • The president participates in the 2019 White House Business Session with Our Nation’s Governors
  • The president departs Washington, D.C., en route to Hanoi, Vietnam

So there was an awards show last night…

I don’t know anything about it since I don’t watch the show and don’t usually watch the movies. There was no host, apparently? Did you watch? What did that look like? Let me know in the comments. We should cancel these shows. The Academy and all the other organizations Hollywood uses to celebrate itself can just release the list of winners on the internet. If you do care, here are some stories about the event. Do you sense a theme in media coverage?

Oscars not so white? Academy Awards winners see big shift

The Oscars aren’t looking #OscarsSoWhite anymore

‘Finally the door is wide open’: Oscars’ big winner is diversity as winners make history

Oscar pictures & stuff

He’s terrific in Mr. Robot. I’m a big fan of Rami. Oscars 2019: Rami Malek thanks girlfriend Lucy Boynton, talks immigration in best actor acceptance speech

Lots o’pictures of rich elitists

NorK summit this week

President Trump is heading to Vietnam today to meet with the NorKs. Secretary of State Pompeo appeared on Fox News Sunday to tone down expectations.

“There may have to be another summit. We may not get everything done this week. We hope we’ll make a substantial step along the way,” Pompeo said. “There’s been no change in U.S. policy since the time I’ve been secretary of state,” he added. “Our objectives are clear. Our mission is clear. President Trump has also said this may take time.”


Trump says he’s delaying March 1 deadline for China trade deal

Schiff ready to subpoena Mueller

This self-absorbed clown Adam Schiff: Schiff has threatened to bring Mueller to testify before the House Intelligence Committee (HPSCI) to spill all the damning Trump secrets if the DOJ doesn’t release the entire report from the Mueller witch hunt.

“We will obviously subpoena the report. We will bring Bob Mueller in to testify before Congress. We will take it to court if necessary,” Schiff told host George Stephanopoulos on ABC’s This Week.

“In the end, I think the Department [of Justice] understands they’re going to have to make this public. I think Barr will ultimately understand that, as well,” Schiff said.

Do they have to make it public? It’s so obvious what Schiff’s goal is here: to get enough information from that report to continue a nonstop attack on Trump, to try and impeach Trump based on whatever is discovered in that report, and to get some oppo research that will assist with a Democrat victory in 2020. Has there ever been a president who has undergone this level of examination and scrutiny by a team of experts and professionals while trying to govern? Trump has not been accused of a crime, like Bill Clinton was. He’s getting investigated because the Democrats control the administrative state (deep state) and the Dems have no problems using the intelligence and justice apparatus to go after their enemies. All that chit chat about law enforcement brutality and abuse of political power, they don’t really believe that.

“We are going to get to the bottom of this,” Schiff said Sunday. “We are going to share this information with the public. And if the president is serious about all of his claims of exoneration, then he should welcome the publication of this report.”

Right, because this was never really about finding out if Trump and the RUSSIANS conspired to win the election; it was about obstructing Trump and stopping him from doing the things that people voted for.


‘His Criminal Actions Were Bold’: Manafort Sentencing Memo Details Vast Array of Felonies and Lies

GOP senator: ‘We’ll just have to see’ whether lawmakers can believe Cohen testimony

Mueller slams Manafort’s ‘deceit,’ suggests sentence that could amount to life in prison

‘His Criminal Actions Were Bold’: Manafort Sentencing Memo Details Vast Array of Felonies and Lies

Despite President Donald Trump’s Twitter attacks, former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe doubles down on investigations

Your daily WTF:

Florida Cop Suspended After Allegedly Allowing Suspects to Give Each Other Hand Jobs

I hate when this happens. Woman complains to cops that she got brown sugar instead of cocaine, police say

Man with no arms stabbed dad with blade held between toes: cops

Historical picture of the day:

A Kuwaiti helicopter herds Iraqi prisoners of war, arms in the air, across a stream in southeastern Kuwait, Monday, Feb. 25, 1991, as Operation Desert Storm continues. (AP PHOTO/STR)

Other morsels:

Alabama newspaper at center of KKK outrage gets black female editor

Dems mock Trump’s pitch for Fourth of July celebration

Black, Gay Republican Congressional Hopeful Says He Can Bring Fresh Perspective To Pennsylvania GOP

Unfake The News: Andrew McCabe Is Misleading America And The Media Is Giving Him A Pass

Is this because paychecks are bigger or…? Average tax refund down 17 percent, IRS reports

Battered California Republicans elect Latina, a McCarthy ally, to lead party

Pope Francis: Sex abuse priests are ‘tools of Satan’

Men’s Rights Group Convinces Judge That Women Should Be Drafted

Did the FDA ignite the opioid epidemic?

Should a former terrorist be allowed into witness protection?

‘Empire’ star Terrence Howard stands behind Jussie Smollett: ‘We love the hell outta you’

Better than smoking! Vaping in wedding photos is new viral trend, according to Twitter

American families of missing Uighurs speak out at DC event

Of course. Virginia Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax compares sexual assault allegation backlash to lynchings

Transgender student athletes in South Dakota could face this restriction

YouTube changes its ‘3 strikes’ community guidelines

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