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The Morning Briefing: Yank Schiff's Security Clearance and Much, Much More

President Donald Trump arrives for a rally in Grand Rapids, Mich., Thursday, March 28, 2019. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

Good Friday morning.

Here is what’s out of the president’s agenda today:

  • The president visits Lake Okeechobee and Herbert Hoover Dike in Canal Point, Fla.

Republicans want Schiff out at Intel (HPSCI)

The Republican members of the House Intelligence Committee want Rep. Adam Schiff out. Schiff is the chairman of the powerful committee and he has been parading around the media for two years, squeaking about all the secret information he has seen that we dirty, unwashed dummies have not, and about how his secret information shows that Trump colluded with RUSSIA. Schiff is a punk.

We know from the Barr letter on Mueller’s findings that this is not true. Mueller had infinitely more resources than Schiff and he didn’t manage to confirm Schiff’s hallucinations.

The Special Counsel’s investigation did not find that the Trump campaign or anyone associated with it conspired or coordinated with Russia in its efforts to influence the 2016 U.S. presidential election. As the report states: “[T]he investigation did not establish that members of the Trump Campaign conspired or coordinated with the Russian government in its election interference activities.”

These are the words of Mueller: “did not establish.” Not that the special counsel didn’t find enough, but that it did not establish coordination or conspiracy at all. Nada, nothing, zilch. Which means that Schiff is a liar and he used his position of authority to lie to the public for two years. He should be removed or Trump should yank his clearance.

The #resistance caucus is now clamoring for the release of the entire report. I guarantee you that Mueller has seeded that thing with all kinds of Easter eggs so that the Democrats have little crumbs to obsess over until the next presidential election. But the Mueller report should not be released unless all the documents surrounding this “investigation” are released. All of them. Let’s see what got this party started, shall we?

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Lawsuit Seeks Documents Potentially Showing FBI Ignored Intelligence Community IG Evidence That Chinese Hacked Clinton’s Server

Nellie Ohr, wife of DOJ official, did extensive oppo research on Trump family, aides: transcript

Judge orders Justice Dept. to turn over Comey memos

Chicago State’s Attorney Kim Foxx did not really recuse herself from Smollett case

Foxx claims that she was using the word “recuse” in a colloquial sense not the literal sense. Nuts.

“Instead, in an abundance of caution, she informally separated herself from the decision-making over the case and left it to her First Assistant State’s Attorney Joe Magats, a 29-year veteran prosecutor,” the statement added. “Although we used the term ‘recuse’ as it relates to State’s Attorney Foxx’s involvement in this matter, it was a colloquial use of the term rather than in its legal sense.”

Do you believe this? Foxx recused herself because Michelle Obama’s former chief of staff contacted Foxx on behalf of the Smollett family to move the case over to the feds. Now why would they want to do this? What’s going on with the feds that would make it better for Smollett? Curious.

Chicago is demanding that Smollett pay $130,000 for police overtime following his hate crime hoax.

“[Y]ou made a police report in which you falsely claimed that two men had attacked you while yelling racial and homophobic slurs. The Chicago Police Department conducted an extensive investigation into this report,” a letter stated, according to the Chicago Sun-Times. “Over two dozen detectives and police officers participated in the investigation, ultimately spending weeks investigating the false claims, including a substantial number of overtime hours.”

He has seven days to pay up.

Meanwhile, Smollett has been nominated for an award by the NAACP. Go figure.

Related:

Illinois Rep. Wants Legislation That Would Punish Any Filmmakers Who Hire Jussie Smollett

Trump rally round-up:

Trump blasts Democrats at Michigan rally, calls investigations ‘bulls–t’

Impassioned ‘AOC sucks!’ chant breaks out at Trump rally

Trump: ‘Pencil-Neck’ Adam Schiff ‘Is Not A Long Ball Hitter’

Your daily WTF:

Teen dies of tapeworm egg infestation in brain

Historical picture of the day:

With his tuxedo in disarray, rock singer Meat Loaf shakes his finger at Karla de Vito during the song “Paradise By The Dashboard Light,” March 29, 1978, in Union, N.J. (AP Photo)

Other morsels:

Jerk. Holder: America Was Never Great

U.S judge strikes down rule allowing ‘skimpy’ health insurance plans

Trump exaggerated wealth, hid debts as a businessman: report

Texas attorney general probing San Antonio for banning Chick-fil-A at airport

ACLU to launch first-ever 2020 issue campaign

WUT. ‘Black Press Only!’: Political meeting in Georgia turns away journalists based on race, reports say

10,000-year-old mastodon species specific to California recently discovered by scientists, study says

Trump-related school assignment prompts anger, death threats against Houston-area teacher: report

Police raided a home to take an unvaccinated child to the hospital. A lawmaker wants to make sure that doesn’t happen again

Nielsen asks Congress for new authorities to deport and detain migrants

Group claims it raided North Korean embassy in Spain

U.S. lawmakers introduce bill to stop NSA’s mass data collection

He’s not wrong. Fox’s Tucker Carlson attacks CNN: ‘It’s a super PAC’

McConnell sets stage for ‘nuclear option’ to change rules on judges

HUD Is Also Probing Twitter And Google For Housing Discrimination Practices

Pope Francis explains reluctant ring kiss: Fear of spreading germs

AWFUL. AWFUL. AWFUL. Former figure skater’s family blamed suicide on false accusation

House votes to condemn Trump’s transgender military ban

Illinois woman held 33 Guatemalans in basement, forced them into labor, threatened deportation, authorities say

Krispy Kreme employee stabs man in dispute, police say

Juan Guaido has been banned from running for office in Venezuela

Defense Dept. begins scouting sites for new border wall

President Donald Trump says Special Olympics will be funded, Betsy DeVos says that’s what she wanted all along.

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