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10:05 PM ET, March 17, 2018


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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 …
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.
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.
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: Shareblue Media, IJR and Mediaite
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.
What We Know, and Don't Know, About the Firing of Andrew McCabe  —  Anyone who is confidently pronouncing on the merits of Andrew McCabe's firing Friday night is venturing well beyond the realm of known facts.  —  We certainly understand the instinct to rally to McCabe's defense …
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 …
Source: McCabe gave interview, memos to Mueller  —  Andrew McCabe, the former FBI deputy director who was fired Friday night, has met with special counsel Robert Mueller's team and has turned over memos detailing interactions with President Trump, according to a source familiar with the exchange.
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
Betsy Woodruff / The Daily Beast:
Fired FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe Lawyers Up
READ: Former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe's statement on his firing
Matt Zapotosky / Washington Post:
McCabe is said to have written memos detailing his interactions with Trump
New York Times:
Trump Lawyer Says Special Counsel Inquiry Should Be Ended
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 …
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
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
Emily Stewart / Vox:
Trump's lawyers say Stormy Daniels owes him $20 million  —  President Donald Trump is finally getting involved in the Stormy Daniels saga — to the tune of $20 million.  —  President Donald Trump is finally weighing in on the Stormy Daniels saga.  His lawyers claimed in court papers on Friday …
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 …
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 …
Discussion: The Atlantic
Stan Finger / Wichita Eagle:
Hacker who turned in Chelsea Manning to FBI, hacked Microsoft, dies in Wichita  —  Authorities in Kansas have confirmed the death of the computer hacker who turned in Chelsea Manning to law enforcement for giving thousands of documents to WikiLeaks.  —  Adrian Lamo, 37, was found dead …
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The Intercept:
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