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6:50 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 …
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 …
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 …
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
Discussion: JustOneMinute, Hot Air and Vox
Ryan J. Reilly / HuffPost:
James Comey Used Personal Email For FBI Business, Inspector General Finds
Discussion: IJR and Political Wire
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:
N.Y. Attorney General Sues Trump Foundation After 2-Year Investigation  —  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 of campaign finance laws …
Attorney General Underwood Announces Lawsuit Against Donald J. Trump Foundation And Its Board …
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.
Ariel Edwards-Levy / HuffPost:   Trump's North Korea Summit Is One Of The Most Popular Things He's Done As President
Mike DeBonis / Washington Post:
GOP floats a draft bill that would end family separations as U.S. plans to reopen a tent shelter …
Discussion: IJR
Nick Miroff / Washington Post:   U.S. to house migrant children in tents outside El Paso as government takes more into custody
Aaron Rupar / ThinkProgress:
Sarah Sanders makes disastrous, ill-informed attempt to defend Trump's family separation policy
Discussion: HuffPost, NBC News and POLITICUSUSA
Rebecca Morin / Politico:   White House won't comment on 'Rudy Giuliani's love life'
Stephanie Murray / Politico:
Sarah Huckabee Sanders gets in heated exchanges over family separation policy
Discussion: Associated Press
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.
Wall Street Journal:
Prosecutors Investigating Michael Cohen for Possible Illegal Lobbying  —  Manhattan prosecutors have contacted AT&T, Novartis over dealings with Donald Trump's lawyer  —  Federal prosecutors in Manhattan are investigating whether Michael Cohen, the longtime personal lawyer for Donald Trump …
Discussion: Raw Story
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
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: Breitbart and Political Wire
Philip Wegmann / Washington Examiner:
Turning Point USA leaks screenshots to Infowars  —  Loose lips sink ships, and apparently loose lips at Turning Point USA leak to Infowars, the conspiracy theory outlet that pushes stories about gay frogs, crisis actors at school shootings, and intergalactic spiritual forces possessing the bodies of presidential candidates.
René Bruemmer / Montreal Gazette:
McGill music student awarded $350,000 after girlfriend stalls career  —  McGill University music student Eric Abramovitz was among the top clarinetists in Canada.  He studied with some of the country's elite teachers from the age of seven.  He won first prize at the Canadian Music Competition six times.
Jeremy W. Peters / New York Times:
In Name of Free Speech, States Crack Down on Campus Protests  —  When the Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin wanted to address the issue of free speech on campus last fall, it adopted a three-strikes policy that is the strictest of its kind: Any student found to have disrupted …
Discussion: Inside Higher Ed, Splinter and ACLU
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.”
Molly Hennessy-Fiske / Los Angeles Times:
Inside the former Walmart that now shelters migrant children: Cots, soccer and a Trump mural
Discussion: ImmigrationProf Blog
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Matt Lewis / The Daily Beast:
How Corey Stewart and Other GOP Opportunists Embraced the Dark Side to Win Primaries
Zachary Petrizzo / Campus Reform:
Georgetown called out for urging donations to left-wing groups
Discussion: The Daily Caller
Kyle Smith / National Review:
The Democrats' Radical Turn
Anita Kumar / McClatchy Washington Bureau:
Company owned by Chinese government awarded another contract at Trump development
 Earlier Items: 
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
Josh Gerstein / Politico:
Supreme Court strikes down law banning political clothing at polls
Discussion: Washington Post, ABC News and Axios
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