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1:20 AM ET, March 18, 2018


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Amber Phillips / Washington Post:
Andrew McCabe was just offered a job by a congressman so he can get his full retirement.  And it just might work. … That's one way of protesting Andrew McCabe's firing as deputy FBI director, roughly a day before he was set to retire: At least one Democratic congressman has offered McCabe …
Associated Press:
The Latest: AP learns McCabe kept memos regarding Trump  —  WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the dismissal of Andrew McCabe, a former FBI deputy director (all times local):  —  Andrew McCabe — the former FBI deputy director just fired by the attorney general — kept personal memos regarding President Donald Trump.
Betsy Woodruff / The Daily Beast:
Trump's Lawyer: It's Time to End the Mueller Probe … President Donald Trump's personal lawyer, John Dowd, told The Daily Beast on Saturday morning that he hopes Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein will shut down the Mueller probe.  —  Reached for comment by email about the firing …
Mueller has McCabe memos documenting conversations with Trump  —  Washington (CNN)Much like fired FBI Director James Comey, former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe wrote memos documenting his conversations with President Donald Trump, a source with knowledge of the matter told CNN.
New Yorker:
Donald Trump and the Craven Firing of Andrew McCabe  —  If you wanted to tell the story of an entire Presidency in a single tweet, you could try the one that President Trump posted after Attorney General Jeff Sessions fired Andrew McCabe, the deputy director of the F.B.I., on Friday night.
Congressman Mark Pocan:
Pocan Extends Job Offer to Andrew McCabe  —  U.S. Representative Mark Pocan (WI-02) today extended an offer of employment to Andrew McCabe, the former Deputy Director of the FBI, so that he can reach the needed length of service after President Trump fired him just days before he was set to retire.
Discussion: IJR, Shareblue Media and Mediaite
What We Know, and Don't Know, About the Firing of Andrew McCabe
Wall Street Journal:
Trump's Lawyer, Citing Andrew McCabe's Firing, Calls for End to Mueller Probe
Aaron Rupar / ThinkProgress:   House Republican blasts McCabe firing, says Trump's conduct doesn't ‘bode well’ for GOP
Ryan Goodman / Just Security:
Sessions' Firing McCabe Violated His Promise to Recuse
Discussion: Vox
Associated Press:
The Latest: Trump: ‘Tremendous leaking, lying’ by FBI, DOJ
Philip Rucker / Washington Post:
After McCabe firing, Trump attacks FBI, and his lawyer says Russia probe must end
New York Times:
Trump Lawyer Says Special Counsel Inquiry Should Be Ended
New York Times:
Data Firm Tied to Trump Campaign Talked Business With Russians  —  When the Russia question came up during a hearing at the British Parliament last month, Alexander Nix did not hesitate.  —  “We've never worked in Russia,” said Mr. Nix, head of a data consulting firm that advised the Trump campaign on targeting voters.
Discussion: Raw Story, Mediaite and Joe.My.God.
Carole Cadwalladr / The Guardian:
'I created Steve Bannon's psychological warfare tool': meet the data war whistleblower  —  Now, 28-year-old Christopher Wylie goes on the record to discuss his role in hijacking the profiles of millions of Facebook users in order to target the US electorate
New York Times:
How Trump Consultants Exploited the Facebook Data of Millions  —  LONDON — As the upstart voter-profiling company Cambridge Analytica prepared to wade into the 2014 American midterm elections, it had a problem.  —  The firm had secured a $15 million investment from Robert Mercer …
Donie O'Sullivan / CNN:
New York professor sues Cambridge Analytica to find out what it knows about him  —  (CNN)A New York professor filed a legal claim against a data company that worked for President Donald Trump's campaign in a British court Friday in a case that could shed light on how millions of American voters …
The Guardian:
Revealed: 50 million Facebook profiles harvested for Cambridge Analytica in major data breach  —  Whistleblower describes how firm linked to former Trump adviser Steve Bannon compiled user data to target American voters … The data analytics firm that worked with Donald Trump's election team …
The Guardian:   Cambridge Analytica: links to Moscow oil firm and St Petersburg university
The Guardian:   Staff claim Cambridge Analytica ignored US ban on foreigners working on elections
Ali Dukakis / ABC News:   Facebook blocks data group tied to 2016 Trump campaign
Streiff / RedState:
John Kelly Learns a Hard Lesson About the Reality of the White House Press Corps  —  Yesterday, White House Chief of Staff John Kelly got a very hard lesson about the smash-mouth nature of press operations at the higher reaches of government and industry.  —  But there is nothing new under …
Frances Stead Sellers / Washington Post:
Trump lawyer's efforts to suppress Stormy Daniels started in 2011  —  The president's personal attorney Michael Cohen interceded in 2011 to prevent porn star Stormy Daniels from airing her story about an alleged affair with Donald Trump, telling the agent who arranged for its publication …
Emily Stewart / Vox:
Trump's lawyers say Stormy Daniels owes him $20 million
Brian Flood / Fox News:
Outrage over New Yorker mag's ‘repulsive’ body-shaming of President Trump  —  The prestigious New Yorker magazine is under fire for its latest cover, which depicts President Trump addressing reporters in the nude in an unflattering illustration that mocks his appearance.
Yonhap News Agency:
(LEAD) N.K. diplomat heads to Finland for semiofficial talks with Washington, Seoul … A senior North Korean diplomat handling affairs with the United States headed to Finland on Sunday for semiofficial talks with the U.S. and South Korea.  —  Choe Kang-il, deputy director-general …
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Gregg Birnbaum / NBC News:
McCabe: Trump wants to destroy me to stop Mueller probe   Find
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Ali Dukakis / ABC News:
Facebook blocks data group tied to 2016 Trump campaign   Find
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Erica L. Green / New York Times:
Cinderella Story? It's True for U.M.B.C. in Academics, Too   Find
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Coral Davenport / New York Times:
Scott Pruitt, Trump's Rule-Cutting E.P.A. Chief, Plots His Political Future
Discussion: ThinkProgress
Paulina Dedaj / Fox News:
Southern California town wants to exempt itself from sanctuary city law
Discussion: CBS Los Angeles
Chris Hayes / New York Times:
What ‘Law and Order’ Means to Trump
Arizona Republic:
Woman accused in Tempe mosque burglary has history of arrests
Discussion: CNN and The Root
 Earlier Items: 
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Discussion: Hollywood Life
Washington Post:
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The Intercept:
Democrats Want to Subpoena Apple to Find Out When Key Administration Officials Downloaded Encrypted Messaging Apps
Discussion: Engadget