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9:10 PM ET, August 12, 2022

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Wall Street Journal:
FBI Recovered Eleven Sets of Classified Documents in Trump Search, Inventory Shows  —  Trump allies claim the former president declassified the documents recovered from Mar-a-Lago  —  Justice Department Asks Judge to Unseal Mar-a-Lago Search Warrant  —  Created with sketchtool. … 1x
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New York Times:
Seized Documents Were Part of an Inquiry Into Violation of the Espionage Act and Two Other Laws  —  The seized documents were part of an inquiry into violation of the Espionage Act and two other laws.  —  Federal agents removed top secret documents when they searched former President Donald …
Politico:
FBI search warrant shows Trump under investigation for potential obstruction of justice, Espionage Act violations  —  A search warrant newly unsealed on Friday reveals that the FBI is investigating Donald Trump for a potential violation of the Espionage Act and removed classified documents …
Techno Fog / The Reactionary:
Here is the Trump Search Warrant  —  Hat tip to Posobiec  —  Yesterday, Attorney General Merrik Garland announced the DOJ had filed a motion (available here) to unseal “the search warrant and property receipt” relating to the search of former President Trump's Mar-A-Lago estate.
Will Saletan / The Triad:
Merrick Garland Gets to the Point  —  Plus: Donald Trump's grasp of the national interest.  —  Hi, everybody.  Will here, taking a turn sitting in for JVL.  —  1. Four Minutes of Truth  —  God bless Merrick Garland.  —  In days since the FBI searched Mar-a-Lago for government records Donald Trump …
CNN:
FBI investigating ‘unprecedented’ number of threats against bureau in wake of Mar-a-Lago search  —  The FBI is investigating an “unprecedented” number of threats against bureau personnel and property in the wake of the search of former President Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago resort …
Matthew Boyle / Breitbart:
Exclusive: Warrant Shows DOJ, FBI Waited Several Days After Judge Approved to Conduct Mar-a-Lago Raid  —  The warrant that authorized the search of former President Donald Trump's residence at Mar-a-Lago shows it was issued by U.S. Magistrate Judge Bruce Reinhart on Aug. 5, 2022, at 12:12 p.m. …
Charlie Savage / New York Times:
Trump claims he declassified all the documents at Mar-a-Lago.  Even if that's true, it probably doesn't matter.  —  Former President Donald J. Trump claimed on Friday that before leaving office, he declassified all the documents the F.B.I. found in this week's search of his Florida residence …
Discussion: The Daily Beast, Slate, Vox and Althouse
Hugo Lowell / The Guardian:
Trump under investigation for potential violations of Espionage Act, warrant reveals
NBC News:
Trump Mar-a-Lago search warrant, property receipt show agents found trove of classified docs
John Wagner / Washington Post:
National Archives counters Trump's baseless claims about Obama records
Brooke Singman / Fox News:
FBI seized classified records from Mar-a-Lago during search of Trump residence
Philip Rotner / The Bulwark:
Donald Trump's O.J. Defense
New York Times:
Live Updates: Salman Rushdie Is Attacked During Speech in Western New York  —  The attack happened at about 10:45 a.m. shortly after Mr. Rushdie took the stage to deliver a lecture at the Chautauqua Institution.  The author spent years living in hiding after Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini of Iran called for his execution in 1989.
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Joshua Goodman / Associated Press:
Author Salman Rushdie attacked on lecture stage in New York  —  Salman Rushdie, the author whose writing led to death threats from Iran in the 1980s, was attacked Friday as he was about to give a lecture in western New York.  An Associated Press reporter witnessed a man storm the stage …
BBC:
Salman Rushdie: Author on ventilator and unable to speak, agent says  —  Salman Rushdie's agent has said “the news is not good” after the author was stabbed at an event in New York state.  —  He was attacked on stage, and is now on a ventilator and unable to speak, Andrew Wylie said in a statement …
Discussion: Insider
Congressman Jared Golden:
Why I'm Voting Yes Today for the Inflation Reduction Act  —  Over the past 18 months, the Biden Administration has sought to use the reconciliation process to advance massive, deficit-financed spending packages, from the American Rescue Plan to the extended debate around and ultimate failure to pass the Build Back Better (BBB) Act.
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Mariko Paulson / Issues:
Senate-Passed Inflation Reduction Act: Estimates of Budgetary and Macroeconomic Effects
Scott Bauer / Associated Press:
Wisconsin GOP leader fires 2020 election investigator  —  The Wisconsin Assembly Republican leader who hired a former state Supreme Court justice to investigate the 2020 election fired him Friday, three days after the lawmaker beat a primary opponent whom the investigator and former President Donald Trump had endorsed.
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Emily Hernandez / The Daily Beast:
Wisconsin GOP Leader Fires the Bumbling Guy He Hand-Picked to Investigate Election Fraud
Patrick Marley / Washington Post:   Wisconsin GOP fires election investigator who pushed false fraud claims
Allahpundit / HotAir:
Wait, Biden *really is* running for president again?  —  Strange but true: The two men most likely to earn their respective parties' presidential nominations in 2024 each just had their best week of the year.  —  For Joe Biden, that involved a blockbuster jobs report, passage of the new Build …
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Sam Brodey / The Daily Beast:
House Dems Send Sweeping Spending Bill to Biden's Desk
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Washington Post:
FBI attacker was prolific contributor to Trump's Truth Social website
Andrew Solender / Axios:
Scoop: GOP plans effort to sabotage Inflation Reduction Act  —  House Republicans are planning to try to open up Democrats' $740 billion tax, climate and health care bill to a legal challenge after it passes, Axios has learned. … - “I would be shocked if anybody [in the GOP] voted for it …
Catherine Shoard / The Guardian:
Actor Anne Heche dies a week after car crash  —  The 53-year-old star of films including Donnie Brasco, Catfight and the remake of Psycho, did not regain consciousness after a car crash on 5 August  —  The US actor Anne Heche has died, a week after she was critically injured in a car crash.
Nate Silver / FiveThirtyEight:
Will This Be An Asterisk* Election?  —  *It takes something unusual for the president's party to do well in the midterms.  —  By Nate Silver  —  Aug. 12, 2022, at 8:18 AM  —  In 2020, we took pains to emphasize that, although he was a significant underdog in our forecast …
Houston Chronicle:
Southern Baptist Convention under federal investigation for sexual abuse scandal  —  Use Next and Previous buttons to navigate  —  Federal investigators are probing the Southern Baptist Convention over its handling of sexual abuse following the publication of an explosive report …
 
 
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