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5:00 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:
The 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.  —  A list of documents removed from former President Donald J. Trump's Florida residence …
Discussion: PoliticusUSA and Eschaton
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 …
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.
Brooke Singman / Fox News:
FBI seized classified records from Mar-a-Lago during search of Trump residence  —  Trump says all records were ‘declassified’ and that the FBI 'didn't need to seize anything'  —  Fox News obtains, reviews Trump search warrant  —  FBI agents seized classified records from former President Trump's home …
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
Discussion: PoliticusUSA
New York Times:
Ohio Man Was on the F.B.I.'s Radar for Months
Discussion: Politico
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.
Emma James / Daily Mail:   Booker Prize winner Salman Rushdie spent years in hiding after being issued ‘spiritual’ death threat by Iran
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
Molly Beck / Journal Sentinel:   Robin Vos fires Michael Gableman, ending a 2020 election review that's cost taxpayers more than $1 million and produced no evidence of fraud
David Marino Jr / Bangor Daily News:
Jared Golden will vote for Democrats' climate, tax and health spending package  —  U.S. Rep. Jared Golden backed the Inflation Reduction Act on Friday, helping fellow House Democrats push it through by a slim majority and give President Joe Biden a legislative victory before the November midterm elections.
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Congressman Jared Golden:
Why I'm Voting Yes Today for the Inflation Reduction Act
Discussion: The Hill
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: HotAir 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: Conservative Brief
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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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 …
 
 
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Matthew Karnitschnig / Politico:
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Discussion: Politico
Washington Post:
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Discussion: USA Today
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New California Gun Law Dashing a Young Female Champion's Olympic Dream
Discussion: Townhall
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DePerno wants Nessel impeached after requesting special prosecutor to probe alleged election tampering
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JONATHAN TURLEY:
Twitter Permanently Bans Paul Sperry After Posting on the Mar-A-Lago Raid
Discussion: Ace of Spades HQ and HotAir