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5:10 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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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 …
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.
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 …
John Solomon / Just The News:
Questions grow about Trump raid after revelation of grand jury subpoena, extensive cooperation  —  Two months before his Florida home was raided by the FBI, former President Donald Trump secretly received a grand jury subpoena for classified documents belonging to the National Archives …
emptywheel:
Merrick Garland Calls Trump's Bluff  —  Merrick Garland just announced that the government has moved to unseal limited parts of the search warrant 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
Adam Klasfeld / Law & Crime:
Attorney General Garland ‘Personally’ Approved FBI's Search of Trump's Mar-a-Lago Home, Asks Judge to Unseal Documents  —  Days after the unprecedented search of a former president's primary residence, Attorney General Merrick Garland announced that the Justice Department moved …
Justin Baragona / The Daily Beast:
‘Fox & Friends’ Host Somehow Calls BS on GOP's Trump Raid Outrage  —  Yes, you read that correctly.  Doocy pushed back on Scalise's (and—indirectly— his own network's) bonkers claims about the FBI agents executing a warrant at Trump's home.  —  Fox & Friends co-host Steve Doocy flipped …
Politico:
Trump world gripped with anger, fear and a host of conspiracies about the FBI search
Garrett Ross / Politico:
POLITICO Playbook PM: Exclusive new poll on the FBI Mar-a-Lago search
Discussion: Mediaite, b'Raw Story and PoliticusUSA
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.
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WPMI:
Mobile News, Weather, Sports, Breaking News  —  WPMI NBC 15 provides local news, weather forecasts, notices of events and items of interest in the community, sports and entertainment programming for Mobile and nearby towns and communities in the Mobile Bay area including, in Alabama: Mobile …
NBC News:
Man armed with AR-15 style rifle shoots into FBI Cincinnati building with a nail gun and flees leading to interstate standoff
Miles Montgomery / WGCL-TV:
Sen. Lindsey Graham a no-show at scheduled Fulton County court appearance  —  ATLANTA, Ga. (CBS46/AP) - U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham did not show up to his scheduled appearance on Wednesday at the Fulton County courthouse.  —  Graham was subpoenaed to testify to a special grand jury that's …
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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 …
Discussion: Insider and Daily Kos
Bill Rankin / Atlanta Journal-Constitution:
Trump hires attorney Findling to represent him in grand jury probe
Discussion: Washington Examiner
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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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 …
Discussion: Breitbart and Townhall
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John F. Harris / Politico:
Why Wait? Here's Liz Cheney's Concession Speech in Advance
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 is in talks …
Laurence Norman / Wall Street Journal:
EU Proposes Significant Concession to Iran to Revive Nuclear Deal  —  Diplomats offer a way to end a U.N. atomic-agency investigation that Iran wants closed  —  BERLIN—European Union diplomats trying to break a deadlock in talks over an Iran nuclear accord have proposed a significant …
Candice Ortiz / Mediaite:
Bari Weiss Tells Senator Tim Scott About a Behind The Scenes Fight At The New York Times Over An Op-Ed He Submitted  —  Journalist Bari Weiss spilled the details of an internal battle at The New York Times over an op-ed piece submitted by Senator Tim Scott during his appearance on her podcast this week.
Discussion: New York Post and Fox News
Manuel Roig-Franzia / Washington Post:
A grim milestone: 10 years since Austin Tice's abduction in Syria  —  The freelance journalist's parents still push hard for the U.S. government to find a way to bring their son home  —  Debra and Marc Tice wanted some joy.  So they got a piñata.  She baked a special birthday cake.
Rachel Weiner / Washington Post:
Ex-Va. police officer sentenced to over 7 years for role in Jan. 6 riot  —  The sentence for former Rocky Mount officer Thomas Robertson matches the highest punishment for a Capitol riot defendant so far.  —  A Virginia police officer who prosecutors say lied about his actions before …
Gretchen Morgenson / NBC News:
An unusual deal gave Virginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin $8.5 million in stock.  He paid $0 in tax on it.  —  In January 2020, Glenn Youngkin, now the Republican governor of Virginia, got some welcome news.  A complex corporate transaction had gone through at the Carlyle Group …
 
 
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