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    Morning Briefing: 5 Things for Friday – Worst Possible FBI Nominee Ever?

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    Good Friday morning! And what a week! 

    Here's what you need to know to start your day:

    • Trump says former Democrat turned independent Senator who actively campaigned for Republican John McCain's presidential bid, Joe Lieberman, is his top choice right now to become the next FBI Director. It's hard to imagine a worst choice. Every Democrat, every liberal, every progressive must fight this.
    • History repeats itself. Several times yesterday Trump called the Russia investigation a "witch hunt." 
    • Many Americans no doubt will be glad to see President Donald Trump leave the country for his overseas trip today, hoping for a respite from all the madness.

      Trump and team will visit Saudi Arabia, Israel, and Rome, taking the unprecedented step of a new president's first trip outside the country to be a religious expedition and one not to our closest allies.

    • President Donald Trump, the "Ugly American": 

      "When President Donald Trump sits down for dinner in Saudi Arabia, caterers have ensured that his favorite meal — steak with a side of ketchup — will be offered alongside the traditional local cuisine.

      "At NATO and the Group of 7 summits, foreign delegations have gotten word that the new U.S. president prefers short presentations and lots of visual aids. And at all of Trump's five stops on his first overseas trip, his team has spent weeks trying to build daily downtime into his otherwise jam-packed schedule." (AP)

    • Chelsea Manning, released from prison, says ""

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