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3:00 PM ET, August 10, 2022

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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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Associated Press:
Trump says he took the Fifth Amendment in NY investigation  —  Donald Trump invoked the Fifth Amendment and wouldn't answer questions under oath in the New York attorney general's long-running civil investigation into his business dealings, the former president said in a statement Wednesday.
Shayna Jacobs / Washington Post:
Trump says he will plead the Fifth in deposition for New York civil probe  —  New York Attorney General Letitia James is examining the business practices of Donald Trump and the Trump Organization  —  NEW YORK — Former president Donald Trump arrived at the office of the New York attorney …
Victoria Marshall / The Federalist:
Trump Is The Only Possible GOP Candidate For 2024  —  There are several undeniable conclusions one should reach about the FBI's raid on former President Donald Trump's Florida home.  —  First, the FBI and Department of Justice are notoriously corrupt and filled with partisan actors (although this has been obvious for quite some time).
New York Times:
F.B.I. Search of Trump's Home Pushes Long Conflict Into Public View  —  Justice Department officials were worried that the former president had not fully complied with requests to return material taken from the White House that included possible 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, rifled through clothes - and how Mar-a-Lago staff refused to turn off security cameras  — Eric Trump recounted the Monday raid …
Andrew McCarthy / Fox News:
FBI raid of Trump's Mar-a-Lago home won't help Democrats in 2024  —  Democrats who hope to ban Trump from running after the FBI raid on his Mar-a-Lago home will not get their wish  —  Trump raid ‘useful for January 6th investigation:’ Andy McCarthy  —  I continue to believe …
Hannah Allam / Washington Post:
Simmering threat of violence comes to fore with search of Trump property
Sara Boboltz / HuffPost:
Trump Made It A Felony To Mishandle Classified Documents In 2018
Politico:
POLITICO Playbook: Trump lawyers provide new info but no warrant
Fox News:
FBI agents, Garland and Wray see increased death threats after Trump Mar-a-Lago raid: sources
Discussion: Raw Story and Words & Deeds
Mike Allen / Axios:
Trumpworld speculates about “flipped” aide after FBI search
Washington Examiner:
Justice Department must justify Mar-a-Lago raid
Kevin D. Williamson / National Review:
Do We Believe Our Own Dogma?
Wall Street Journal:
The FBI's Dangerous Trump Search
Kara Scannell / CNN:
Former President Donald Trump invokes Fifth Amendment rights and declines to answer questions from NY attorney general
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
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Wall Street Journal:
Iranian National Sought to Kill John Bolton, U.S. Says
Neil Irwin / Axios:
Inflation drops to zero in July due to falling gas prices  —  Consumer prices were unchanged in July, as plunging prices for gasoline dragged the Consumer Price Index down to zero.  Core inflation, which excludes energy and food, rose only 0.3%, below what analysts expected.
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Washington Post:
Crimea airfield blast was work of Ukrainian special forces, official says  —  KYIV, Ukraine — A Ukrainian government official told The Washington Post on Wednesday that an attack on a Russian air base in occupied Crimea was the work of Ukrainian special forces.
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Christopher Miller / Politico:
Ukraine's long-awaited southern counteroffensive begins with a bang in Crimea  —  KYIV — Blasts that rocked a Russian military airfield in forcibly annexed Crimea signal the start of Ukraine's counteroffensive in the south and a critical new phase of the war that could shape its ultimate outcome, two Ukrainian officials told POLITICO.
Jason Lange / Reuters:
Biden approval rises to 40%, highest in two months, Reuters/Ipsos shows  —  U.S. President Joe Biden's public approval rose this week to its highest level since early June following a string of legislative victories, according to a Reuters/Ipsos opinion poll completed on Tuesday.
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Edward Luce / Financial Times:
The unexpected triumph of Joe Biden
Discussion: Washington Post and Althouse
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.
Cook Political Report:
Trump's Grip on GOP Remains Strong, but “Red Wave” Looking Smaller  —  For the last few weeks, we've been confronted with an array of conflicting data.  On the one hand, the so-called traditional metrics presage a terrible midterm outcome for the Democrats.
Discussion: Reading Eagle and pjmedia.com
Bryan Schott / Salt Lake Tribune:
What Utah's members of Congress are saying about the FBI raid on Trump  —  Sen. Mike Lee and Rep. Chris Stewart criticized Attorney General Merrick Garland, and wondered why a similar raid on Hunter Biden hasn't happened yet.  —  Monday's FBI search of former President Donald Trump's home …
Rebecca Shabad / NBC News:
Biden to sign bill to expand benefits for veterans exposed to toxic burn pits  —  WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden will sign legislation Wednesday to expand health care benefits for veterans exposed to toxic burn pits.  —  The bipartisan bill, known as the PACT Act, is the most significant expansion …
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The White House:
FACT SHEET: President Biden Signs the PACT Act and Delivers on His Promise to America's Veterans
Discussion: The Hill and The Daily Caller
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.
Joann Muller / Axios:
If you want an electric car, buy one this week  —  If you're thinking of buying an electric car any time soon, you'd better place your order before President Biden signs the Democrats' big climate, tax and health care package into law — which could happen as soon as this weekend.
 
 
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Axios:
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Democrats Are Finally Coming To Their Senses
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