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7:20 AM ET, August 11, 2022

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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 …
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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 …
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 …
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
Discussion: Raw Story and HuffPost
Philip Bump / Washington Post:
Citizen Trump may have broken a law that President Trump made a felony
Discussion: Fox News and Mediaite
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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Katherine Tully-McManus / Politico:
Search, seizure rankle Republicans
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: Florida Politics, Insider and Raw Story
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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Jonah Goldberg / The Dispatch:
Yearning for a Banana Republic  —  Emboldened by fever dreams of persecution, Republicans want nothing more than to anoint a strong man to punish their enemies.  —  What an amazingly stupid time this is.  —  Here's an easy thought experiment.  Imagine a Third World banana republic.
Discussion: The Daily Wire and Newsweek
Kate Sullivan / CNN:
Yellen directs IRS not to use new funding to increase chances of audits of Americans making less than $400,000  —  Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen on Wednesday directed the Internal Revenue Service not to use any of the new funding allocated in the Democrats' new health care and climate bill …
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 …
Discussion: Washington Examiner
Isabella Simonetti / New York Times:
Gas Prices in the U.S. Fall Below $4 a Gallon  —  After peaking in mid-June, they have tracked a global decline in oil prices and are back where they were in March.  —  Gas prices in the United States fell below $4 a gallon on Thursday, retreating to their lowest level since March …
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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 …
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.
Discussion: Miami Herald
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?
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.
Josh Barro / Very Serious:
How Not To Talk To The Public About Monkeypox  —  A case study in hiding the ball, public health official-style  —  Happy Wednesday!  You may have seen some FBI-related news this week — if you're interested in the Mar-a-Lago raid, including some inferences about the status of the investigations …
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.
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
 
 
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Vivian Yee / New York Times:
Sentence of American Lawyer Held in U.A.E. Is Overturned
Discussion: Bloomberg and Reuters
Dylan Byers / Puck:
Axios in Wonderland  —  How VandeHei, Allen, Schwartz & Co. remade media in a town that doesn't like to remake anything.
Dan Diamond / Washington Post:
Monkeypox vaccine maker voices concerns on U.S. dose-splitting plan
Ayana Archie / NPR:
Most Americans support using the popular vote to decide U.S. presidents, data shows
Discussion: Washington Examiner
Ben Dreyfuss / Good Faith:
Wait, This Whole Time We Could Have Solved Climate Change For $369 Billion?
Discussion: New York Times and The Atlantic
Lisa Jacobson / StreetsblogMASS:
Guest Column: Europe's Bike and Transit Systems Are a Marvel, But Only For Some
Discussion: The Unz Review
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
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John Sexton / HotAir:
China and South Korea disagree over Chip 4 alliance and THADD missile systems
Oliver Darcy / CNN:
Media critic Margaret Sullivan to depart The Washington Post
Charlotte Greenfield / Reuters:
International economists ask Biden to release Afghan central bank funds
Discussion: Common Dreams
Jacob Kornbluh / The Forward:
Anti-Israel comedian slated to appear at fundraiser for NY congressional candidate
Discussion: The Village Sun
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
U.S. Department of Justice:
Member of Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) Charged with Plot to Murder the Former National Security Advisor