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New York Times:
Garland Moves to Release Details on Search of Trump's Home  —  The attorney general said he had personally approved the search after “less intrusive” attempts to retrieve potentially classified documents had failed.  —  Attorney General Merrick B. Garland moved on Thursday to make public …
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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 …
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.
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 …
Jacob Sullum / Reason:
Democrats Don't Trust ‘the Police,’ but They Do Trust the FBI, Provided It Is Targeting Donald Trump  —  To obtain the warrant that it used to search Donald Trump's home at his Palm Beach resort on Monday, New York Times reporter Peter Baker says in a “news analysis,” the FBI would have been …
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 …
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
Jonathan Allen / NBC News:
Trump National Security Adviser to meet with Jan. 6 committee
Discussion: b'Raw Story
Chuck Rosenberg / Politico:
The ‘Planted Evidence’ Lie
Discussion: b'Raw Story and Insider
Politico:
How the Trump FBI search puts swing-state Republicans in a bind
Discussion: Washington Examiner
Rohit Ponnaiya / Covers.com:
US Election Betting Odds: FBI Search Warrant Does Little to Hurt Trump's Odds
Discussion: Washington Examiner and RedState
New York Times:
Man suspected of trying to breach the F.B.I.'s Cincinnati office may have Jan. 6 ties.  —  Investigators are looking into whether the man who tried to breach the F.B.I.'s field office in Cincinnati on Thursday had ties to extremist groups, including one that participated in the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol …
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CNN:
An armed suspect who tried to enter the FBI's Cincinnati office is dead after standoff with authorities, officials say  —  A law enforcement standoff with a man who attempted to breach the FBI's field office in Cincinnati on Thursday has ended with the suspect dead, according to the Ohio State Highway Patrol.
Keegan Hamilton / VICE:
FBI Standoff Suspect Posted ‘Call to Arms’ on Trump's Truth Social  —  The suspect has been identified by media as Ricky Walter Shiffer.  Social media posts reviewed by VICE News appear to show a man violently angry about the FBI's search of Trump's home.  —  KH  —  TO
Kyle Shideler / American Greatness:
For the Rule of Law to Reign, the Bureau Must Be Destroyed
Discussion: Ace of Spades HQ
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.
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Will Stone / NPR:
With new guidance, CDC ends test-to-stay for schools and relaxes COVID rules
Discussion: Reuters, The New Normal and CBS News
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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 and Politico
Dustin Jones / NPR:
Weighing the pros and cons of Beto O'Rourke dropping an f-bomb on a heckler  —  Beto O'Rourke turned some heads at a campaign rally Wednesday when he called one audience member a motherf*****.  " And while the former U.S. Representative received cheers from the crowd, political experts say he went too far.
Politico:
The White House's least favorite Twitter account  —  Welcome to POLITICO's West Wing Playbook, your guide to the people and power centers in the Biden administration.  With help from Allie Bice.  —  Ask any Democratic operative these days, including some who work in the Biden White House …
James Kirchick / Tablet Magazine:
The Sanctification of George Soros  —  How the left stopped worrying about Soros the billionaire and learned to love Soros ‘the Jew’  —  Two weeks ago, George Soros took to the op-ed pages of the largest paid circulation newspaper in the United States to explain why he has spent tens …
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Emily Tamkin / New Statesman:   With George Soros, right-wing America puts conspiracy above reality
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
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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 …
UW - Laramie, Wyoming:
UW Survey Finds Hageman Leading Cheney in Wyoming GOP Primary  —  Wyoming Republican primary candidate Harriet Hageman is leading incumbent Liz Cheney by nearly 30 points in the primary race for Wyoming's lone seat in the U.S. House of Representatives, according to a new survey by the University …
Associated Press:
Over $2B announced for roads, bridges, bike lanes across US  —  U.S. transportation officials announced $2.2 billion for local infrastructure projects on Thursday, paving the way for new bridges, roads, bike lanes, railways and ports in scores of communities across the country.
Alexi McCammond / Axios:
Florida swing voters: Bring on the search warrants  —  Florida swing voters in our latest Engagious/Schlesinger focus groups said the FBI's search of Mar-a-Lago was justified — and that it would be a “serious crime” if former President Trump did take classified documents from the White House.
Discussion: b'Raw Story
Ashton Pittman / Mississippi Free Press:
Mailing Abortion Pills Punishable By Five Years in Prison, Mississippi AG Argues  —  Mississippi Attorney General Lynn Fitch told a federal court last week that U.S. law already makes mailing abortion pills a crime punishable by up to five years in prison and even racketeering charges.
Marlene Lenthang / NBC News:
WHO warns people not to attack monkeys amid monkeypox outbreak  —  At least seven monkeys in Brazil have died after being poisoned or harmed.  Police say they think people attacked them out of a misplaced fear of monkeypox.  —  The World Health Organization is urging the public …
 
 
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