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5:15 PM ET, June 14, 2018


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James Comey / New York Times:
This Report Says I Was Wrong.  But That's Good for the F.B.I.  —  The Department of Justice's independent watchdog, the inspector general, has released a report that is critical of my decisions as F.B.I. director during the investigation of Hillary Clinton's email account.
Chris Strohm / Bloomberg:
Comey Broke From FBI Procedures in Clinton Probe, Watchdog Finds  — Inspector general probed an array of FBI, Justice decisions  — The findings may give Trump fresh grounds for criticism  —  Former FBI Director James Comey “deviated” from FBI and Justice Department procedures …
Washington Post:
IG report criticizes Comey's handling of Clinton probe, includes anti-Trump exchanges among FBI personnel  —  A highly anticipated report from the Justice Department's inspector general criticizes former FBI director James B. Comey for his actions during the Hillary Clinton email investigation …
Ben Shapiro / Daily Wire:
12 Things You Need To Know About The Inspector General's DAMNING Report on The FBI's Hillary/Trump Conduct  —  The Department of Justice Inspector General's report on the FBI's handling of the Hillary Clinton email investigation is a damning indictment.  Despite its attempt to paint …
New York Times:
Comey Cited as Insubordinate, but Report Finds No Bias in F.B.I. Decision to Clear Clinton  —  WASHINGTON — The former F.B.I. director James B. Comey was insubordinate in his handling of the investigation of Hillary Clinton during the 2016 presidential election, a critical Justice Department report …
Fox News:
‘Foreign actors’ accessed Hillary Clinton emails, documents show  —  “Foreign actors” obtained access to some of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's emails — including at least one email classified as “secret” — according to a new memo from two GOP-led House committees and an internal FBI email.
Chuck Ross / The Daily Caller:
‘Viva Le Resistance’: Mueller Team Attorney Sent Anti-Trump Texts  —  An FBI attorney who worked on the special counsel's Russia investigation until earlier this year sent anti-Trump text messages to a colleague, including one exclaiming: “Viva le Resistance.”
Michael S. Schmidt / New York Times:
Top Agent Said F.B.I. Would Stop Trump From Becoming President  —  WASHINGTON — New texts released Thursday by the Justice Department's inspector general show that the F.B.I. agent overseeing the investigation into President Trump's campaign pledged to stop Mr. Trump from becoming president.
Discussion: JustOneMinute, Hot Air and Vox
Joe Simonson / The Daily Caller:
IG Report: FBI Agents Regularly Received Free Handouts From Journalists
Ryan J. Reilly / HuffPost:   James Comey Used Personal Email For FBI Business, Inspector General Finds
David A. Fahrenthold / Washington Post:
New York files suit against President Trump, alleging his charity engaged in ‘illegal conduct’  —  The New York attorney general on Thursday filed suit against President Trump and his three eldest children alleging “persistently illegal conduct” at the president's personal charity …
Danny Hakim / New York Times:
Trump Foundation, Accused of Sweeping Violations, Is Sued by New York Attorney General  —  The New York State attorney general's office filed a scathingly worded lawsuit on Thursday taking aim at the Donald J. Trump Foundation, accusing the charity and the Trump family of sweeping violations …
Attorney General Underwood Announces Lawsuit Against Donald J. Trump Foundation And Its Board Of Directors For Extensive And Persistent Violations Of State And Federal Law  —  News from the New York Attorney General's Office  —  Attorney General's Press Office / 212-416-8060
New York attorney general sues Trump Foundation  —  (CNN)The New York attorney general on Thursday sued President Donald Trump's charitable foundation along with its directors — the President, his sons Eric and Donald Jr. and daughter Ivanka — alleging they violated state and federal charities law.
Amber Phillips / Washington Post:
The president of the United States was just accused of persistent charity fraud
Discussion: The Week
Scoop: Classified Israeli report raises doubts over Trump-Kim summit  —  A classified report from Israel's foreign ministry raises doubts over President Trump's optimistic statements about his summit with Kim Jong-un, and determines the U.S. retreated from its positions on several issues relating to North Korea's nuclear program.
Trump Told G7 Leaders That Crimea Is Russian Because Everyone Speaks Russian In Crimea  —  Trump made the remarks over dinner with other world leaders at the G7 summit in Canada.  —  President Donald Trump told G7 leaders that Crimea is Russian because everyone who lives there speaks Russian, according to two diplomatic sources.
Dan M. Clark / New York Law Journal:
NY Court of Appeals Denies Trump Stay in Defamation Suit by Ex-'Apprentice' Contestant  —  The decision is a setback for the president and his legal team, who have repeatedly denied claims that Trump sexually assaulted or harassed women prior to taking office.
Discussion: Vox, ABC News and Bloomberg
Washington Post:   New York's highest court rejects Trump's attempts to stop Zervos defamation suit
Ryan breaks with Trump on splitting families at the border  —  The speaker refused to criticize the president, but House Republicans are weighing legislation to halt the administration's policy.  —  Speaker Paul Ryan on Thursday said he's not comfortable with the Trump administration's push …
Benjamin Siegel / ABC News:
House Speaker Paul Ryan opposes family separation at border
Discussion: Politico
Jeff Stein / Washington Post:
Trade war could wipe out gains of GOP tax law, former top Trump economic adviser says  —  An escalating trade war could wipe out the benefits of the Republican tax law passed last fall, President Trump's former top economic adviser said Thursday.  —  Gary Cohn, who served as Trump's director …
Quint Forgey / Politico:
Gary Cohn breaks from Trump talking points after exiting White House
Discussion: Breitbart
Michael C. Bender / Wall Street Journal:
White House Capitol Hill Envoy to Leave Post, Citing ‘Diminishing Returns’  —  Legislative affairs director Marc Short's tenure was marked by ups and downs of pushing Trump agenda  —  WASHINGTON—The White House's top liaison to Capitol Hill will leave the job as early as this summer …
Discussion: Political Wire
NBC News:
Trump admin will house migrant kids in tents in Tornillo, Texas  —  The Trump administration has selected a border facility near El Paso to build a tent city with 450 beds for migrant children.  —  BROWNSVILLE, Texas — The Trump administration has selected Tornillo, Texas …
Discussion: ThinkProgress and Raw Story
Washington Post:
Inside Casa Padre, the converted Walmart where the U.S. is holding nearly 1,500 immigrant children  —  BROWNSVILLE, Tex. — For more than a year, the old Walmart along the Mexican border here has been a mystery to those driving by on the highway.  In place of the supercenter's trademark logo hangs a curious sign: “Casa Padre.”
Jacob Soboroff / NBC News:
Surge in children separated at border floods facility for undocumented immigrants
Jacqueline Alemany / CBS News:
Sarah Sanders, Raj Shah planning to depart the White House  —  Two of the most visible members of the Trump administration are planning their departures, the latest sign of upheaval in a White House marked by turmoil.  —  Press secretary Sarah Sanders and principal deputy press secretary Raj Shah …
Frank Bruni / New York Times:
How to Lose the Midterms and Re-elect Trump  —  Dear Robert De Niro, Samantha Bee and other Trump haters:  —  I get that you're angry.  I'm angry, too.  But anger isn't a strategy.  Sometimes it's a trap.  When you find yourself spewing four-letter words, you've fallen into it.
Anita Kumar / McClatchy Washington Bureau:
Company owned by Chinese government awarded another contract at Trump development  —  WASHINGTON  —  A major construction company owned by the Chinese government was awarded another contract this week to work on the Trump golf club development in Dubai, further raising questions …
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Nathan McAlone / Business Insider:
After buying PureWow, Gary Vaynerchuk's company is launching a new men's media brand …
Anna Giaritelli / Washington Examiner:
Jeff Sessions uses Bible to defend zero-tolerance border policy to church leaders
Discussion: The Daily Beast and Mediaite
René Bruemmer / Montreal Gazette:
McGill music student awarded $350,000 after girlfriend stalls career
Victoria Guida / Politico:
Top bank regulator ‘not aware’ of ‘old boys’ club' in industry
Peter Beinart / The Atlantic:
Trump Takes His Party Back to the 1920s
Discussion: New York Times and The Week
Women claim racial profiling at Miramar Walgreens
Discussion: The Root and Raw Story
Thomas B. Edsall / New York Times:
How Much Can Democrats Count on Suburban Liberals?
Discussion: Washington Monthly
 Earlier Items: 
Jeremy W. Peters / New York Times:
In Name of Free Speech, States Crack Down on Campus Protests
Kevin D. Williamson / Weekly Standard:
Watch What You Say. Someone Else Is.
Josh Gerstein / Politico:
Supreme Court strikes down law banning political clothing at polls
Discussion: Axios, Washington Post and ABC News
Greg P. /
PHOTOS: MSNBC reporter tours shelter for migrant kids and finds no cells or Obama kennels …
Dahlia Lithwick / Slate:
It's All Too Much, and We Still Have to Care
Karl Rove / Wall Street Journal:
My Mom's Suicide Was Preventable
New York Post:
Airline says ‘vortex’ sent plane into terrifying nosedive