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8:20 PM ET, August 11, 2022

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New York Times:
Trump Received Subpoena Ahead of F.B.I. Search  —  The Justice Department had sought the return of classified documents it believed might be at Mar-a-Lago before it sent F.B.I. agents this week to look for them.  —  Former President Donald J. Trump received a subpoena this spring in search …
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New York Times:
Trump received a subpoena from the Justice Department ahead of the F.B.I.'s Mar-a-Lago search.  —  In a news conference, Attorney General Merrick B. Garland briefly described the search for classified documents at former President Donald J. Trump's Florida residence on Monday.
Kyle Cheney / Politico:
Garland moves to unseal Trump warrant: I personally approved the search  —  The Justice Department moved on Thursday to unseal portions of the search warrant executed at the Mar-a-Lago estate of former President Donald Trump earlier this week.  —  “The public's clear and powerful interest …
Washington Post:
FBI searched Trump's home to look for nuclear documents and other items, sources say  —  Attorney General Merrick Garland wouldn't discuss the search but said he personally signed off on asking a judge to approve it  —  Classified documents relating to nuclear weapons were among …
NBC News:
Trump allies say he declassified Mar-a-Lago documents.  Experts say it's unclear if that will hold up.  —  Allies of former President Donald Trump say that any sensitive White House documents he brought with him to his Mar-a-Lago estate had been declassified, but some legal and presidential record experts …
CNN:
Feds removed documents from Mar-a-Lago in June with grand jury subpoena  —  The FBI search at Mar-a-Lago this week came months after federal investigators served an earlier grand jury subpoena and took away sensitive national security documents from former President Donald Trump's property during …
Guy Benson / Townhall:
New Details About the Mar-a-Lago Raid Are Truly Stunning, If True  —  Spencer wrote yesterday about a bombshell Newsweek report, several elements of which I'm really struggling to believe.  The piece quotes unnamed law enforcement sources allegedly familiar with Monday's events in South Florida.
emptywheel:
Merrick Garland Calls Trump's Bluff  —  Merrick Garland just announced that the government has moved to unseal limited parts of the search warrant application used to search Mar-a-Lago, pending giving Trump an opportunity to object.  —  Garland cited the public interest, but also Trump's disclosure of the search himself.
Discussion: Balloon Juice
John Solomon / Just The News:
Questions grow about Trump raid after revelation of grand jury subpoena, extensive cooperation
Adam Klasfeld / Law & Crime:
Attorney General Garland ‘Personally’ Approved FBI's Search of Trump's Mar-a-Lago Home, Asks Judge to Unseal Documents
Garrett Ross / Politico:
POLITICO Playbook PM: Exclusive new poll on the FBI Mar-a-Lago search
Discussion: b'Raw Story, Mediaite and PoliticusUSA
Jacob Sullum / Reason:
Democrats Don't Trust ‘the Police,’ but They Do Trust the FBI, Provided It Is Targeting Donald Trump
Politico:
Trump world gripped with anger, fear and a host of conspiracies about the FBI search
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WLWT-TV:
Potential threat at Cincinnati FBI building leads to pursuit, police situation in Clinton County  —  Hide Transcript Show Transcript  —  CHESTER TOWNSHIP, Ohio —  A pursuit and ongoing police situation in Clinton County has shut down two highways and prompted an area lockdown Thursday.
NBC News:
Man who fired nail gun at FBI building called for violence in days after Mar-a-Lago search  —  A man identified by two law enforcement sources as Ricky Shiffer, who died in a confrontation with police after firing a nail gun at an FBI Cincinnati building, appeared to post online in recent days …
NBC News:
Man armed with AR-15 style rifle shoots into FBI Cincinnati building with a nail gun and flees leading to interstate standoff  —  Armed man enters Ohio FBI field office and fires at personnel with nail gun  —  An armed man flashing an AR-15 style rifle fired a nail gun into an FBI Cincinnati …
Emily Anthes / New York Times:
C.D.C. Eases Covid Guidelines, Noting Virus is ‘Here To Stay’  —  The new recommendations are intended to help prevent severe disease, the agency said.  —  The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention updated its Covid-19 community and school guidance on Thursday, loosening several key recommendations.
Discussion: Slate and The Daily Wire
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Will Stone / NPR:
With new guidance, CDC ends test-to-stay for schools and relaxes COVID rules
Discussion: CBS News
Project On Government Oversight:
DHS Watchdog Nixed Alert to Congress About Purged January 6 Texts, New Docs Show  —  Inspector general's top aides embroiled in prior controversy  —  On April 1, attorneys working in the Department of Homeland Security's Office of Inspector General approved five detailed paragraphs of language …
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Hugo Lowell / The Guardian:
Secret Service watchdog suppressed memo on January 6 texts erasure  —  Officials at the DHS's office of inspector general said their attempts to inform Congress in April were thwarted  —  Top career officials at the Department of Homeland Security's office of inspector general tried …
Discussion: CNN
Fox News:
DOJ requesting personal cell phone numbers of thousands of Secret Service employees in Jan. 6 probe
Discussion: Politico and Washington Examiner
Peter Wehner / The Atlantic:
Now They're Calling for Violence  —  In a sane world, a partisan Republican reaction to the FBI's search of former President Donald Trump's Florida home on Monday would be something like this: We don't believe Trump did anything wrong.  We're skeptical about the Department of Justice's actions …
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CNN:
First on CNN: Elaine Chao, Trump's former Transportation Secretary, met with Jan. 6 committee as other Cabinet members engage with panel  —  The House select committee investigating January 6, 2021, has recently interviewed former Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao and has been in talks …
Discussion: The Hill and b'Raw Story
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Jonathan Allen / NBC News:   Trump National Security Adviser to meet with Jan. 6 committee
Rachel Weiner / Washington Post:
Ex-Va. police officer gets more than 7 years for role in Jan. 6 riot  —  Sentence for former Rocky Mount officer Thomas Robertson matches highest punishment for a Capitol riot defendant so far  —  A Virginia police officer who prosecutors say lied about his actions before, during and after the Jan. 6 …
New York Times:
Trump Hires ‘Billion Dollar Lawyer’  —  As top allies of Donald J. Trump are called to testify in Atlanta, he hires a high-profile local attorney best known for representing rappers.  —  ATLANTA — Amid a deepening swirl of federal and state investigations, former President Donald J. Trump …
 
 
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