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9:01 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 …
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. …
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 …
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
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.
NBC News:
Trump Mar-a-Lago search warrant, property receipt show agents found trove of classified docs
Hugo Lowell / The Guardian:
Trump under investigation for potential violations of Espionage Act, warrant reveals
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
Discussion: Wisconsin Examiner
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 …
 
 
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