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6:55 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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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 …
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. …
NBC News:
Trump Mar-a-Lago search warrant, property receipt show agents found trove of classified docs  —  The documents involving the search at the former president's home were obtained by NBC News on Friday,  —  WASHINGTON — The property receipt of items recovered by FBI agents …
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 …
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.
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.
John Wagner / Washington Post:
National Archives counters Trump's baseless claims about Obama records  —  The National Archives and Records Administration issued a statement Friday in an attempt to counter misstatements about former president Barack Obama's presidential records after several days of misinformation …
Brooke Singman / Fox News:
FBI seized classified records from Mar-a-Lago during search of Trump residence
Hugo Lowell / The Guardian:
Trump under investigation for potential violations of Espionage Act, warrant reveals
Mark Mazzetti / New York Times:
The Poisoned Relationship Between Trump and the Keepers of U.S. Secrets
Discussion: PoliticusUSA
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.
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
Kyle Morris / Fox News:
Democrat promises more taxes if the party stays in power: report
Discussion: RedState, NRCC and IJR
Tony Romm / Washington Post:
House to vote on Inflation Reduction Act, preparing bill for Biden
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Washington Post:
FBI attacker was prolific contributor to Trump's Truth Social website
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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Patrick Marley / Washington Post:   Wisconsin GOP fires election investigator who pushed false fraud claims
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 …
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 …
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 …
Discussion: New York Magazine and Vanity Fair
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: ABC News and Conservative Brief
 
 
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Twitter Permanently Bans Paul Sperry After Posting on the Mar-A-Lago Raid
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