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8:35 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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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.
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).
John Sexton / HotAir:
Breaking: DOJ source calls raid a ‘spectacular backfire,’ claims AG Garland didn't approve it  —  Newsweek just published an exclusive report based on anonymous DOJ sources which claims the FBI had a confidential source at Mar-a-Lago, one who informed them that Trump was hiding documents and even specified where they could be found.
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 …
Wall Street Journal:
FBI Quest for Trump Documents Started With Breezy Chats, Tour of a Crowded Closet
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 …
Politico:
Why Scott Perry stands out in the FBI's investigations of Trump allies  —  Scott Perry, who said this week that the FBI had seized his cell phone, has publicly tied the agency's actions to its search of Donald Trump's home in Mar-a-Lago.  There's no evidence the two are directly connected …
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  —  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.
New York Times:
Trump has long used a strategy of portraying himself as the victim of persecution.  —  Trump declines to answer questions in New York deposition, invoking his right against self-incrimination.  —  Donald J. Trump declined to answer questions from the New York state attorney general's office on Wednesday …
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
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
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 …
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
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.
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
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.
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
Tech Transparency Project:
Facebook Profits from White Supremacist Groups  —  White supremacists continue to have a home on Facebook—and the platform is generating ad revenue off them.  —  Facebook is failing to remove white supremacist groups and is often profiting from searches for them on its platform …
Discussion: UPI and The Hill
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Naomi Nix / Washington Post:
Facebook bans hate speech but still makes money from white supremacists
Discussion: The Verge
David Wasserman / Cook Political Report:
Herrera Beutler Loss Moves WA-03 from Solid to Lean Republican  —  On Tuesday, pro-impeachment GOP Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler (WA-03) conceded defeat in Washington's top-two primary, a crushing loss for the House GOP's thinning moderate ranks.  Democratic auto repair shop owner Marie Gluesenkamp …
Discussion: The Hill
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
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  — Attractions and restaurants attributed to the Rosita character have reportedly been closed since the incident
Discussion: Metro.co.uk
Elisabetta Povoledo / New York Times:
In Italy, Where Pizza Was Born, Domino's Bows Out  —  The company entered the Italian market in 2015, but seems to have been done in by a proliferation of home-delivery food during the pandemic and a desire for more artisanal pies.  —  ROME — It turns out that Italians don't necessarily like pineapple on their pizza, after all.
Zach Williams / New York Post:
Gov. Kathy Hochul jokes about Jews fleeing to Florida, pokes at Ron DeSantis during Holocaust event  —  Gov. Kathy Hochul sounded like a bad Borscht Belt comedian at a bill signing tied to Holocaust education in schools Wednesday as she tried to land a joke at Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis' expense.
Jacob Kornbluh / The Forward:
Anti-Israel comedian slated to appear at fundraiser for NY congressional candidate  —  Yuh-Line Niou has sparked ire for supporting BDS.  Now, she is being helped by a Palestinian comic who denounces Israel as ‘a terrorist state’ and ‘worse’ than apartheid  —  A Palestinian comedian whose …
Discussion: The Village Sun
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 …
 
 
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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.
Colin Warren-Hicks / Pensacola News Journal:
Staff allegedly took down an Escambia County teacher's posters of Black heroes. He quit
Discussion: Florida Politics
John Sexton / HotAir:
China and South Korea disagree over Chip 4 alliance and THADD missile systems
Rep. Tim Burchett / Washington Examiner:
Why I'm glad my colleagues in Congress are finally taking UFOs more seriously
Discussion: HotAir
Associated Press:
Biden begins summer vacation with family in South Carolina
OpenSecrets.org:
Russian media organ agrees to pay millions to U.S. conspiracy theorist for Kremlin propaganda
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Biden signs landmark bill aiding veterans exposed to burn pits overseas
Houston Chronicle:
Most efforts to ban books in Texas schools came from 1 politician and GOP pressure, not parents
Bryan Schott / Salt Lake Tribune:
What Utah's members of Congress are saying about the FBI raid on Trump
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Crimea airfield blast was work of Ukrainian special forces, official says
Cook Political Report:
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