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6:05 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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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).
Sara Boboltz / HuffPost:
Trump Made It A Felony To Mishandle Classified Documents In 2018  —  The FBI search of the former president's Florida property was focused on mishandled presidential materials, according to reports.  —  Few details have been made public as to why, exactly, the FBI and Department of Justice felt …
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
Politico:
POLITICO Playbook: Trump lawyers provide new info but no warrant
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.
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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 …
Insider:
Trump used an obscure taxpayer-funded office to attack New York Attorney General Tish James on the morning her office deposed him  — Trump disseminated several videos on Wednesday attacking New York Attorney General Tish James.  — The videos were shared from the “Office of Donald J. Trump.”
Discussion: Politico, Fox News and Raw Story
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 …
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
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
Associated Press:
Biden begins summer vacation with family in South Carolina  —  President Joe Biden left Washington on Wednesday to begin what is expected to be at least a seven-day vacation in South Carolina with members of his family.  Biden, accompanied by first lady Jill Biden, departed the White House …
Discussion: Political Wire
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Rebecca Shabad / NBC News:
Biden to sign bill to expand benefits for veterans exposed to toxic burn pits
Jennifer Shutt / The States:
Biden signs landmark bill aiding veterans exposed to burn pits overseas
Discussion: The Daily Caller
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 …
Discussion: HillReporter.com, UPI, CNN and HotAir
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.
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
Charlotte Greenfield / Reuters:
International economists ask Biden to release Afghan central bank funds  —  More than 70 economists and experts, including Nobel Laureate Joseph Stiglitz, called for Washington and other nations to release Afghanistan's central bank assets in a letter sent to U.S. President Joe Biden on Wednesday.
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Reuters:   A year after Biden's Afghanistan exit, accountability in short supply
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: The Hill and UPI
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Naomi Nix / Washington Post:
Facebook bans hate speech but still makes money from white supremacists
Discussion: The Verge
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.
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
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
The White House:
Statement by President Biden on the Ten-Year Anniversary of Austin Tice's Captivity  —  This week marks a decade since American Austin Tice was abducted in Damascus, Syria.  Austin served in the United States Marine Corps.  He is a son, he is a brother, and he is an investigative journalist …
Discussion: The Guardian
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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
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
Damon Linker / Eyes on the Right:
America is Already Failing the Trump Test  —  The rule of law can't be vindicated if half the country thinks the effort to do so is a sham  —  “These are dark times for our Nation.... Nothing like this has happened to a President of the United States before.
Katherine Tully-McManus / Politico:
Search, seizure rankle Republicans  —  HOUSE STARTS THE CLOCK — The House kicks off consideration of the Democrats' pivotal climate, health care and tax bill that cleared the Senate over the weekend, laying the groundwork for the full House to act on the measure later this week.
 
 
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Ishaan Tharoor / Washington Post:
U.S. joins other democracies in investigating former leaders
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Rep. Tim Burchett / Washington Examiner:
Why I'm glad my colleagues in Congress are finally taking UFOs more seriously
Discussion: HotAir
OpenSecrets.org:
Russian media organ agrees to pay millions to U.S. conspiracy theorist for Kremlin propaganda
New York Times:
Hunting for Voter Fraud, Conspiracy Theorists Organize ‘Stakeouts’
Matthew Kassel / Jewish Insider:
Audio contradicts Blake Masters' claim he ‘never heard of’ Gab CEO
Discussion: Arizona Republic and Raw Story
Robinson Meyer / The Atlantic:
Congress Just Passed a Big Climate Bill. No, Not That One.
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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
Alexander Cornwell / Reuters:
UAE court lifts prison term for American convicted of money laundering
Cook Political Report:
Trump's Grip on GOP Remains Strong, but “Red Wave” Looking Smaller
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New York Times:
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