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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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Asawin Suebsaeng / Rolling Stone:
With Feds Circling, Trump Asks Allies: Who's ‘Wearing a Wire’?  —  Donald Trump is worried he may have a rat — or multiple rats — in his midst.  He's wondering if his phones are tapped, or even if one of his buddies could be “wearing a wire.”  —  As the federal and state investigations …
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 …
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: Salon, OnlyRobertAman and HuffPost
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.
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 …
John Sexton / HotAir:
Breaking: DOJ source calls raid a ‘spectacular backfire,’ claims AG Garland didn't approve it
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 …
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: 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
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.
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
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
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
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.
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.
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.
Yahoo News:
How did Ukraine strike deep inside Russian-occupied Crimea?  —  How did Ukraine blow up Russia's Saki Air Base in southwest Crimea on Tuesday?  Was it with supersonic ballistic missiles, perhaps made in the United States?  Or did it send a SEAL Team 6-style special ops, dropped deep behind enemy lines, to set explosions?
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Washington Post:
Crimea airfield blast was work of Ukrainian special forces, official says
Meryl Kornfield / Washington Post:
Two Ind. officers suspended after arresting man thought to be anti-police  —  Two Indiana officers were suspended after a stunning courtroom revelation that police thought a potential town council candidate was anti-police and arrested him, stopping him from running for office.
Discussion: Raw Story
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
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 …
Lisa Jacobson / StreetsblogMASS:
Guest Column: Europe's Bike and Transit Systems Are a Marvel, But Only For Some  —  Editor's note: Lisa Jacobson is a StreetsblogMASS board member, and the Barr Foundation is a major funder of StreetsblogMASS.  —  During a recent six-day study tour with a group of climate grantmakers …
George F. Will / Washington Post:
Josh Hawley, senator-as-symptom of a broken news business  —  Like an infant feeling ignored and seeking attention by banging his spoon on his highchair tray, Sen. Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) last week cast the only vote against admitting Finland and Sweden to NATO.
 
 
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Ayana Archie / NPR:
Most Americans support using the popular vote to decide U.S. presidents, data shows
Discussion: Washington Examiner
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
John Sexton / HotAir:
China and South Korea disagree over Chip 4 alliance and THADD missile systems
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
Associated Press:
Biden begins summer vacation with family in South Carolina
Jacob Kornbluh / The Forward:
Anti-Israel comedian slated to appear at fundraiser for NY congressional candidate
Discussion: The Village Sun
 Earlier Items: 
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
Cook Political Report:
Trump's Grip on GOP Remains Strong, but “Red Wave” Looking Smaller
Discussion: Reading Eagle and pjmedia.com