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8:45 AM ET, August 13, 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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John Solomon / Just The News:
New twist in FBI raid: Trump had ‘standing order’ to declassify documents taken to residence  —  Donald Trump's office told Just the News on Friday that the classified materials the FBI seized from his Mar-a-Lago estate were declassified under a “standing order” while he was president …
New York Times:
As Search Shows Trump Had Secret Files, G.O.P. Splits Over Assailing F.B.I.  —  WASHINGTON — Republicans struggled to come together on how to respond to the F.B.I.'s search of Mar-a-Lago as it emerged on Friday that federal law enforcement officers had recovered top secret files from former President Donald J. Trump's home.
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.
Alia Shoaib / Insider:
Trump's latest defense for Mar-a-Lago documents is everyone ‘brings home their work from time to time’ and the files were automatically declassified  — Trump's new explanation for Mar-a-Lago documents is that “everyone ends up having to bring home their work from time to time.”
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 …
Zachary Petrizzo / The Daily Beast:   Ex-Trump Aide Sics MAGA Lackeys on Alleged FBI Agents' Families
Politico:
FBI search warrant shows Trump under investigation for potential obstruction of justice, Espionage Act violations
New York Times:
Seized Documents Were Part of an Inquiry Into Violation of the Espionage Act and Two Other Laws
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
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 …
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Meredith Deliso / ABC News:
Author Salman Rushdie attacked at speaking event in New York state  —  Rushdie was stabbed in the neck and abdomen, police said.  —  Author Salman Rushdie appears at a signing for his book “Home” in London on June 6, 2017.  —  Grant Pollard/Invision/AP  —  Author Salman Rushdie …
Joshua Goodman / NBC New York:
Who Is Hadi Matar?  NJ Man Suspected in Salman Rushdie Attack Had Shia Extremist Sympathies  —  Police are learning more information about the suspect who allegedly stormed onto a New York stage and stabbed author Salman Rushdie in the neck on Friday.  —  The suspect, 24-year-old Hadi Matar …
New York Times:
Salman Rushdie on Ventilator Hours After Being Stabbed in Western New York  —  “The news is not good,” the author's agent, Andrew Wylie, said in an emailed update Friday evening.  He said Mr. Rushdie might lose an eye and his liver had been damaged.  The celebrated author …
Joshua Goodman / Associated Press:
Author Salman Rushdie attacked on lecture stage in New York
Amy Sherman / PolitiFact:
Why Trump is wrong to suggest Obama personally kept ‘33 million pages of documents’  —  The Chicago Tribune reported in spring 2016 that the paperwork, electronic data and artifacts from Obama's presidency would temporarily go to a facility in Hoffman Estates, Illinois.
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John Wagner / Washington Post:
National Archives counters Trump's baseless claims about Obama records
Zoë Richards / NBC News:
Fetterman says he is ‘grateful’ to be alive in first Senate campaign rally since suffering a stroke  —  Fetterman ‘grateful’ to be alive after suffering stroke, says wife saved his life  —  John Fetterman, the Democratic nominee for an open Senate seat in Pennsylvania …
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Harrison Cann / City & State Pennsylvania:   PA farmers slam Dr. Oz for cashing in on a major tax credit designed for farm and forestland
Conrad Swanson / Denver Post:
Listen: Lauren Boebert's neighbors' 911 calls describe threats, husband running over mailbox  —  Garfield County Sheriff's deputies decided to let neighbors of U.S. Rep. Lauren Boebert settle a dispute between themselves and the congresswoman's husband after he reportedly threatened them and destroyed their mailbox.
Carissa House-Dunphy / Bipartisan Report:
Georgia DA Moves To Force Lindsey Graham Testimony Under Oath  —  Even before the 2020 presidential election began, Donald Trump began insisting it would be rigged.  With no evidence, no witnesses, and no reports of voter fraud by government officials, Trump had the answer to covering his loss.
Emily Hernandez / The Daily Beast:
Wisconsin GOP Leader Fires the Bumbling Guy He Hand-Picked to Investigate Election Fraud  —  ‘EMBARRASSMENT’  —  The Wisconsin Republican Assembly leader on Friday fired the 2020 election investigator he hired 14 months ago to look into former President Donald Trump's evidence-free claim that the election was stolen.
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Scott Bauer / Associated Press:
Wisconsin GOP leader fires 2020 election investigator
Patrick Marley / Washington Post:
Wisconsin GOP fires election investigator who pushed false fraud claims
Discussion: b'National Memo'
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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David Marino Jr / Bangor Daily News:
Jared Golden will vote for Democrats' climate, tax and health spending package
NBC News:
How Democrats' surprise climate and health care bill came together after months of setbacks and reversals  —  WASHINGTON — Like many others in this town, Sen. Kyrsten Sinema first saw the news on Twitter.  —  Her fellow centrist Democrat, Sen. Joe Manchin of West Virginia …
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Sam Brodey / The Daily Beast:
House Dems Send Sweeping Spending Bill to Biden's Desk
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.
 
 
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