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1:45 AM ET, December 3, 2017


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New York Times:
Emails Dispute White House Claims That Flynn Acted Independently on Russia  —  WASHINGTON — When President Trump fired his national security adviser, Michael T. Flynn, in February, White House officials portrayed him as a renegade who had acted independently in his discussions …
Jeffrey Toobin / New Yorker:
Michael Flynn's Guilty Plea Sends Donald Trump's Lawyers Scrambling
Washington Post:
Top FBI official assigned to Mueller's Russia probe said to have been removed after sending anti-Trump texts … The former top FBI official assigned to special counsel Robert S. Mueller III's probe of Russian interference in the 2016 election was taken off that job this past summer …
Washington Post:
Inside the secretive nerve center of the Mueller investigation … A white sedan whisked a man into the loading dock of a glass and concrete building in a drab office district in Southwest Washington.  Security guards quickly waved the vehicle inside, then pushed a button that closed …
Byron York / Washington Examiner:
Nunes blows up, threatens contempt after FBI stonewalls House on Russia investigator demoted for anti-Trump bias  —  House Intelligence Committee chairman Devin Nunes has issued an angry demand to the FBI and Department of Justice to explain why they kept the committee in the dark …
Discussion: The Last Refuge and Power Line
Fox News:
FBI official's role in Clinton email investigation under review  —  EXCLUSIVE - Two senior Justice Department officials have confirmed to Fox News that the department's Office of Inspector General is reviewing the role played in the Hillary Clinton email investigation by Peter Strzok …
Discussion: The Gateway Pundit
New York Times:
Mueller Removed Top F.B.I. Agent Over Possible Anti-Trump Texts
Dahlia Lithwick / Slate:
Is It Too Late for Robert Mueller to Save Us?
The Hill:
Mueller removed FBI agent from Trump investigation over possible bias: reports
Discussion: and RedState
ABC News:
ABC News statement on Michael Flynn report  —  We deeply regret and apologize for the serious error we made yesterday.  The reporting conveyed by Brian Ross during the special report had not been fully vetted through our editorial standards process.  As a result of our continued reporting …
Spencer Ackerman / The Daily Beast:
Trump Tweets He Knew Flynn Lied to FBI When He Asked Comey to ‘Let Flynn Go’ … A day after Trump's former national security advisor, Michael Flynn, pleaded guilty and agreed to cooperate with special prosecutor Robert Mueller, who is investigating the Trump team's alleged ties to the Kremlin, Trump tweeted about Flynn:
Kristine Phillips / Washington Post:
Trump on Michael Flynn's guilty plea: It's a ‘shame’ because he had ‘nothing to hide’  —  In his first public comments about Michael Flynn pleading guilty to lying to the FBI about his interactions with a Russian official, President Trump reiterated Saturday that his campaign did not collude …
ABC's Brian Ross suspended over erroneous Flynn report
Discussion: Political Wire and TVNewser
Michael Kranish / Washington Post:
Trump's campaign: Big Macs, screaming fits and constant rivalries  —  Then-Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks to supporters at his primary election night event at his Mar-a-Lago Club in Palm Beach, Fla., on March 15, 2016.  At right is his son, Eric Trump, and at left is campaign manager Corey Lewandowski.
Josh Delk / The Hill:
Book on Trump campaign reveals Hope Hicks steamed Trump's suits while he wore them  —  White House communications director Hope Hicks steamed President Trump's suits on the 2016 campaign trail while he was wearing them, according to an upcoming book on the campaign.
Discussion: Business Insider and RedState
Max Greenwood / The Hill:   Trump went off on Manafort for suggesting he should not appear on Sunday shows: report
Caroline Orr / Shareblue Media:
Most vulnerable Republican senator kicks stage 4 cancer patient out of town hall  —  “Why is Sen. Dean Heller so afraid of a stage 4 cancer patient?”  —  On Saturday morning, millions of Americans awoke to the news that Senate Republicans had passed a historically unpopular bill that raises taxes …
Oliver Darcy / CNNMoney:
ABC News suspends Brian Ross for 4 weeks over erroneous Flynn story  —  Trump's praise of Michael Flynn over the years  —  ABC News announced Saturday that it has suspended investigative reporter Brian Ross for four weeks without pay after Ross was forced to correct a bombshell on-air report about Michael Flynn.
Damian Paletta / Washington Post:
Trump waffles on size of corporate tax cut, hours after Senate GOP passes bill that met his demands  —  President Trump on Saturday suggested for the first time that he would consider significant changes to the emerging tax overhaul plan, including setting the corporate tax rate at 22 percent …
Discussion: Outside the Beltway and Hullabaloo
T.A. Frank / Vanity Fair:
Why Trump's Tax Bill Could Be His Death Warrant  —  The president is giving establishment Republicans the one thing they need to abandon him.  —  “This is our due.”  So spoke Dick Cheney, according to journalist Ron Suskind, summing up the case for passing more tax cuts even as the United States …
Discussion: The Mahablog
Brian Faler / Politico:   What's next on tax reform
Steve Benen / MSNBC:
During tax debate, Republican questions funding for children's health  —  Congress was supposed to extend the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) by Oct. 1.  As regular readers know, that was the day current funding for the program, which has traditionally enjoyed bipartisan support, expired.
Discussion: Shareblue Media and New Republic
Charles Bethea / New Yorker:
Republican Women in Alabama Sound Off on Roy Moore  —  On Wednesday evening, ThinkProgress reported that Roy Moore, the Republican candidate for Alabama's open Senate seat, co-authored a 2011 textbook called “Law and Government: An Introductory Study Course.”
Discussion: Friendly Atheist and The Root
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