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William M. Arkin / Newsweek:
Exclusive: An Informer Told the FBI What Docs Trump Was Hiding, and Where  —  The raid on Mar-a-Lago was based largely on information from an FBI confidential human source, one who was able to identify what classified documents former President Trump was still hiding and even the location of those documents …
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Wall Street Journal:
FBI Quest for Trump Documents Started With Breezy Chats, Tour of a Crowded Closet  —  Why interactions between FBI, Trump team soured remains a mystery  —  FBI Searches Trump's Mar-a-Lago Home  —  Created with sketchtool. … 1x  —  Around lunchtime on June 3, a senior Justice Department …
Discussion: CNN, HotAir and Tangle
Daniel Henninger / Wall Street Journal:
Mar-a-Lago Search Shows the Swamp's Trump Obsession  —  An FBI raid against a former president should never happen.  End of discussion.  —  WSJ Opinion: Mar-a-Lago and the Swamp's Obsession With Donald Trump  —  Skip Ad  —  in 15  —  YOU MAY ALSO LIKE  —  Created with sketchtool.
Aaron Rupar / Public Notice:
Tweets that have aged extremely poorly, FBI executes search warrant at Mar-a-Lago edition  —  Not so long ago Republicans pretended to care about how classified information is handled.  —  Republicans are now angrily opposed to the FBI investigating presidential candidates.
Discussion: HuffPost
Philip Bump / Washington Post:
Citizen Trump may have broken a law that President Trump made a felony  —  There are not many people who know exactly why FBI agents searched Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago estate on Monday.  The FBI knows, certainly, and the former president and his attorneys likely have a good sense as well, given that they saw the search warrant.
Benjamin Hart / New York Magazine:
'You Can't Play the Cable-News Game in Court'  —  The FBI's search of Mar-a-Lago, followed by its characteristic silence regarding an ongoing investigation, has left the door open to rampant speculation.  One thing's clear: Donald Trump is under serious scrutiny for his handling of classified information.
Katelyn Caralle / Daily Mail:
Eric Trump tells DailyMail.com what REALLY happened in FBI raid: President's son says 30 agents REFUSED to hand over warrant, kicked lawyer off property …
PennLive:
FBI delivers subpoenas to several Pa. Republican lawmakers: sources say  —  1,070 … - Meadows' former aide Cassidy Hutchinson testified to the House Select Committee that Perry was among a small group of people who talked with Meadows about a potential appearance by Trump at the Capitol following …
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New York Times:
Seizure of Congressman's Phone Is Latest Sign of Escalating Election Inquiry  —  The F.B.I.'s seizure of Representative Scott Perry's phone this week was at least the third major action in recent months taken in connection with an escalating federal investigation into efforts by several close allies …
Katherine Tully-McManus / Politico:
Search, seizure rankle Republicans
David Gilbert / VICE:
Far-Right Extremists Are Violently Threatening the Trump Search-Warrant Judge  —  “Let's find out if he has children... where they go to school, where they live... EVERYTHING,” one person wrote on a message board where the judge's address was posted.  —  David Gilbert
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Colin Kalmbacher / Law & Crime:
Federal Magistrate Judge Orders DOJ to Respond to Media and Non-Profit Requests to Unseal Trump Search Warrant  —  Former President Donald Trump has so far declined to release the search warrant served at his Mar-a-Lago residence in Palm Beach, Florida on Monday, prompting various third-party efforts …
Discussion: The Daily Wire and Judicial Watch
John Solomon / Just The News:
Judge who authorized Mar-a-Lago search previously recused self from Trump-Clinton lawsuit
Discussion: Townhall and RedState
Jonah E. Bromwich / New York Times:
Trump and James sat across from each other for hours as he said ‘same answer’ again and again.  —  The New York State attorney general, Letitia James, sat across from Donald J. Trump as he repeatedly declined to answer questions, invoking his right against self-incrimination during a deposition on Wednesday …
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Associated Press:
Trump says he took the Fifth Amendment in NY investigation
New York Times:
Trump has long used a strategy of portraying himself as the victim of persecution.
Laura Italiano / Insider:
Donald Trump, Ivanka Trump, and Donald Trump, Jr. have all been deposed by NY's attorney general's office — now what?
Discussion: Raw Story
Washington Post:
Historians privately warn Biden that America's democracy is teetering  —  When Biden met with historians last week at the White House, they compared the threat facing America to the pre-Civil War era and to pro-fascist movements before WWII  —  President Biden paused last week …
Discussion: Insider and Raw Story
Alex Thompson / Politico:
Biden gets some closure  —  Welcome to POLITICO's West Wing Playbook, your guide to the people and power centers in the Biden administration.  With help from Allie Bice.  —  President JOE BIDEN arrived in South Carolina on Wednesday afternoon for a family vacation on Kiawah Island.
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Associated Press:
Biden begins summer vacation with family in South Carolina
Discussion: WCSC-TV
Lachlan Markay / Axios:
Scoop: Miami mayor eyes White House  —  Miami Mayor Francis Suarez's political operation is making subtle but significant moves toward a potential White House run, Axios has learned. … - Suarez is nonetheless considered a rising political star who's overseen the ascendance of one of America's fastest-growing and most dynamic cities.
U.S. Department of Justice:
Member of Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) Charged with Plot to Murder the Former National Security Advisor  —  Defendant Worked on Behalf of the IRGC to Hire Persons in the United States to Carry Out the Murder, Likely in Retaliation for the January 2020 Death of Qasem Soleimani
Jacques Billeaud / Associated Press:
Joe Arpaio loses 3rd comeback bid in town mayoral race  —  Joe Arpaio, the 90-year-old former Arizona sheriff who was a once powerful figure in Republican politics but was ousted nearly six years ago amid frustration over his headline-grabbing tactics and legal troubles …
Charles C. W. Cooke / National Review:
Bored to Death by Trump  —  Sooner or later, every last thing in American life becomes about the former president.  It's incredibly tedious.  —  I  —  am inordinately bored of Donald Trump.  —  I'm bored of the man himself.  I'm bored of his opponents.  I'm bored of his supporters.
Dan Diamond / Washington Post:
Monkeypox vaccine maker voices concerns on U.S. dose-splitting plan  —  The manufacturer of the only vaccine approved by the Food and Drug Administration to protect against monkeypox said Wednesday it did not support a Biden administration plan to split doses and change how the shots are delivered.
Discussion: Politico, The Atlantic, CNN and UPI
Dylan Byers / Puck:
Axios in Wonderland  —  How VandeHei, Allen, Schwartz & Co. remade media in a town that doesn't like to remake anything.  Plus the latest media schadenfreude enveloping Semafor.  —  Back in early July 2021, Axios C.E.O. Jim VandeHei was in his home state of Wisconsin when he received an interesting inbound call.
Ben Dreyfuss / Good Faith:
Wait, This Whole Time We Could Have Solved Climate Change For $369 Billion?  —  OK, not “solved it,” but made some pretty historic progress!  —  Over the weekend the US Senate passed the Inflation Reduction Act, pulling victory from the jaws of defeat.  The bill is the “the most significant climate bill ever passed by Congress.”
Discussion: The Atlantic and Twitchy
Colin Warren-Hicks / Pensacola News Journal:
Staff allegedly took down an Escambia County teacher's posters of Black heroes.  He quit  —  An Escambia County public school teacher resigned this week over what he characterized as racist behavior by a school district employee.  —  The teacher, Michael James, emailed a letter …
Discussion: Florida Politics
David Wallace-Wells / New York Times:
Europe's Energy Crisis May Get a Lot Worse  —  I don't think many Americans appreciate just how tense and tenuous, how very touch and go the energy situation in Europe is right now.  —  For months, as news of the Ukraine war receded a bit, it was possible to follow the energy story unfolding across …
Oliver Darcy / CNN:
Media critic Margaret Sullivan to depart The Washington Post  —  New York (CNN Business)Media critic Margaret Sullivan is retiring her acclaimed column and leaving The Washington Post this month.  —  “Working at the legendary Washington Post has been one of the greatest privileges of my life …
Bassem Mroue / Associated Press:
US: Syrian government is holding American journalist Tice  —  President Joe Biden said Wednesday the U.S. is certain that the Syrian government is holding American journalist Austin Tice, who went missing in the war-torn country a decade ago.  He urged Damascus to help bring Tice back home.
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The White House:
Statement by President Biden on the Ten-Year Anniversary of Austin Tice's Captivity
Discussion: The Guardian and The Hill
 
 
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Ayana Archie / NPR:
Most Americans support using the popular vote to decide U.S. presidents, data shows
Discussion: Washington Examiner
Yahoo News:
How did Ukraine strike deep inside Russian-occupied Crimea?
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Pamela Wood / The Baltimore Banner:
One of Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan's top political allies teased the possibility of the governor making a run for president in 2024 as an independent candidate.
Zach Williams / New York Post:
Gov. Kathy Hochul jokes about Jews fleeing to Florida, pokes at Ron DeSantis during Holocaust event
Discussion: Instapundit
Alex Kaplan / Media Matters for America:
Official video posted to Trump's social media account appears to use QAnon song
Emma James / Daily Mail:
EXCLUSIVE: Rosite gets CANCELED!  Sesame Place removes all traces of character from park after black family launched $25m lawsuit claiming ‘racist’ mascot intentionally ignored their kids
Discussion: Metro.co.uk
Charlotte Greenfield / Reuters:
International economists ask Biden to release Afghan central bank funds
Discussion: Common Dreams
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Jacob Kornbluh / The Forward:
Anti-Israel comedian slated to appear at fundraiser for NY congressional candidate
Discussion: The Village Sun
Jennifer Shutt / The States:
Biden signs landmark bill aiding veterans exposed to burn pits overseas
David Wasserman / Cook Political Report:
Herrera Beutler Loss Moves WA-03 from Solid to Lean Republican
Discussion: The Hill
Meryl Kornfield / Washington Post:
Two Ind. officers suspended after arresting man thought to be anti-police
Discussion: Raw Story
George F. Will / Washington Post:
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