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4:50 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).
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 …
Discussion: Mediaite and The Daily Wire
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 …
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.”
Tom Porter / Insider:
As president, Trump approved a law increasing penalties for mishandling classified info. It could come back to bite him.
Discussion: Raw Story
New York Times:
F.B.I. Search of Trump's Home Pushes Long Conflict Into Public View
Hannah Allam / Washington Post:
Simmering threat of violence comes to fore with search of Trump property
Mike Allen / Axios:
Trumpworld speculates about “flipped” aide after FBI search
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
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Wall Street Journal:
Iranian National Sought to Kill John Bolton, U.S. Says
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 …
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Jennifer Shutt / The States:
Biden signs landmark bill aiding veterans exposed to burn pits overseas
Discussion: The Daily Caller
Rebecca Shabad / NBC News:
Biden to sign bill to expand benefits for veterans exposed to toxic burn pits
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
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.
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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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 …
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.
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.
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
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
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
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 …
Rep. Tim Burchett / Washington Examiner:
Why I'm glad my colleagues in Congress are finally taking UFOs more seriously  —  After many decades of silence on the topic, the federal government is finally getting in on the conversation about unidentified aerial phenomena, or UAPs, also known as UFOs .  —  It's about time.
Discussion: HotAir
 
 
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Houston Chronicle:
Most efforts to ban books in Texas schools came from 1 politician and GOP pressure, not parents
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Axios:
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Jake Offenhartz / Gothamist:
NYPD officer who accompanied Roger Stone on Jan. 6 is terminated
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Democrats Are Finally Coming To Their Senses
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