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2:10 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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Andrew Desiderio / Politico:
GOP contorts itself in defense of Trump as new FBI search details emerge  —  Republicans who days ago united in preemptive defense of Donald Trump are struggling to stay on the same page following new questions about documents that the former president was holding at his Florida residence.
Washington Post:
FBI attacker was prolific contributor to Trump's Truth Social website  —  Civil war and violence in support of the former president were frequent topics on an account opened in April and bearing the shooter's name and photo  —  In the minutes after an armed man in body armor tried to breach …
Philip Rotner / The Bulwark:
Donald Trump's O.J. Defense  —  His apologists keep shifting their arguments—desperately trying to sow confusion and doubt.  —  It's stunning how quickly the public debate has evolved over the FBI search of Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago residence.  Aside from Attorney General Merrick Garland's …
Zoë Richards / NBC News:
Trump denies report that FBI sought nuclear documents during Mar-a-Lago search  —  Former President Donald Trump Friday denied a report from the Washington Post that said FBI agents were looking for classified documents related to nuclear weapons, among other items, when they searched his Mar-a-Lago home earlier this week.
Zolan Kanno-Youngs / New York Times:
The White House is making a point of staying quiet about the F.B.I. search of Mar-a-Lago.
CNN:   Account bearing name of suspect in Ohio standoff with FBI posted on Trump social media platform and encouraged violence against the agency
ABC News:
Gunman who allegedly tried to break into Cincinnati FBI office is suspected ‘extremist’: Officials
Discussion: Washington Post
CNN:
An armed suspect who tried to enter the FBI's Cincinnati office is dead after standoff with authorities, officials say
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 …
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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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New York Times:
Judge Denies Trump Executive's Request to Dismiss Manhattan Tax Case  —  Allen H. Weisselberg, who was indicted last summer, and the Trump Organization are scheduled to stand trial in October.  —  A Manhattan state court judge on Friday declined to throw out the criminal case …
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Adam Klasfeld / Law & Crime:
Judge Denies Ex-Trump Organization CFO Allen Weisselberg's Motions to Dismiss His Indictment
Discussion: NBC News and Insider
Ali Vitali / Politico:
Elizabeth Warren and the ‘Electability Question’  —  “What a night!”  Elizabeth Warren said.  —  It was past 3 a.m. on Iowa Caucus Night and we were barreling through the air from DesMoines to Manchester.  At the back of the plane, the press corps was exhausted, contorted into resting positions …
Discussion: Townhall, The Federalist and Twitchy
Mark Mazzetti / New York Times:
The Poisoned Relationship Between Trump and the Keepers of U.S. Secrets  —  The F.B.I. search of Mar-a-Lago is a coda to the years of tumult between an erratic president and the nation's intelligence and law enforcement agencies.  —  WASHINGTON— After four years of President Donald J. Trump's raging …
Discussion: PoliticusUSA
Dana Blanton / Fox News:
Fox News Poll: Race for Congress tightens  —  The race is closer due to shifts in enthusiasm on both sides and on the issues  —  Fox News Flash top headlines for August 11  —  Republicans are more enthusiastic than Democrats about voting in the November election, but the spread has narrowed …
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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 …
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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Lisa Rein / Washington Post:
Under fire, Homeland Security watchdog delays probe — with GOP help
Discussion: The Daily Beast and GovExec.com
Tony Romm / Washington Post:
House to vote on Inflation Reduction Act, preparing bill for Biden  —  The vote Friday marks the end of more than a year of internal debate and negotiations among Democrats over the president's economic agenda  —  House Democrats on Friday are expected to approve a sweeping package …
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Emily Cochrane / New York Times:
House Is Set to Pass Climate, Tax and Health Package
Keith Zhai / Wall Street Journal:
China's Xi Jinping Plans to Meet With Biden in First Foreign Trip in Nearly Three Years  —  The Chinese leader, who has remained at home during the pandemic, is organizing a visit to Southeast Asia, say people familiar with the matter  —  Chinese officials are making plans for Xi Jinping …
Mark Leibovich / The Atlantic:
Liz Cheney, the Republican From the State of Reality  —  LARAMIE, Wyo.—Liz Cheney will probably lose her job on Tuesday, in large part due to her crusade against Donald Trump.  Trump will surely taunt her as a big RINO loser, but Cheney has no plans to end her fight against him.
Allison R. Donahue / Michigan Advance:
DePerno wants Nessel impeached after requesting special prosecutor to probe alleged election tampering  —  Matt DePerno, the presumptive GOP attorney general nominee, said Democratic Attorney General Dana Nessel “should be impeached” for her office investigating allegations that DePerno tampered with election tabulators.
Paul Sacca / TheBlaze:
Brett Kavanaugh assassination suspect said he was a ‘sissy slave’ and ‘trans gamer girl’ named ‘Sophie’ in online posts, asked how to ‘take out’ high-value targets: Report  —  Like Blaze News?  Get the news that matters most delivered directly to your inbox.
Discussion: RedState and Fox News
 
 
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