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3:55 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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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. …
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.
New York Times:
The Justice Department cited serious possible crimes in seeking the Mar-a-Lago warrant.  —  The Justice Department cited serious possible crimes in seeking the Mar-a-Lago warrant.  —  A list of documents removed from former President Donald J. Trump's Florida residence, Mar-a-Lago …
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 …
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
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 …
Politico:
FBI search warrant shows Trump under investigation for potential obstruction of justice, Espionage Act violations  —  A search warrant viewed by POLITICO reveals that the FBI is investigating Donald Trump for a potential violation of the Espionage Act and removed classified documents …
Zoë Richards / NBC News:
Trump denies report that FBI sought nuclear documents during Mar-a-Lago search
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.
David Marino Jr / Bangor Daily News:
Jared Golden will vote for Democrats' climate, tax and health spending package  — Click to email a link to a friend (Opens in new window)  —  U.S. Rep. Jared Golden backed the Inflation Reduction Act on Friday, helping fellow House Democrats push it through by a slim majority …
Discussion: The Hill, Associated Press and Politico
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Tony Romm / Washington Post:
House to vote on Inflation Reduction Act, preparing bill for Biden
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 …
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.
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Ben Jacobs / Vox:
Liz Cheney's primary is all about Donald Trump — except in Wyoming
Discussion: Conservative Brief and HuffPost
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 …
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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Amy Walter / Cook Political Report:
Summer Breeze  —  If last summer's theme song for Democrats was “Cruel Summer,” this summer should be “Summer Breeze.”
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Associated Press:
Polio detected in NYC's sewage, suggesting virus circulating
Discussion: The Daily Caller, CNN and The Hill
Washington Post:
Gunman in FBI attack was Navy veteran who had served on submarine  —  The 42-year-old gunman who tried to breach the FBI's Cincinnati field office Thursday before being fatally shot by authorities was a Navy veteran who had manned sensitive equipment aboard an attack submarine, according to his service record provided by the military.
Washington Post:
Ex-detective Goodlett to plead guilty in Breonna Taylor case, her lawyer says  —  Kelly Goodlett is accused of helping falsify a search warrant and filing a false report to cover it up  —  Former Louisville detective Kelly Goodlett intends to plead guilty this month to federal charges …
Discussion: USA Today
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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JONATHAN TURLEY:
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