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10:55 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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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 that agents 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.
John Solomon / Just The News:
BREAKING: Trump describes process of how he declassified documents found at Mar-a-Lago  —  Donald Trump's office told Just the News on Friday that the classified materials the FBI seized from his Mar-a-Lago estate were declassified under a “standing order” while he was president that allowed …
New York Times:
As Search Shows Trump Had Secret Files, G.O.P. Splits Over Assailing F.B.I.  —  WASHINGTON — Republicans struggled to come together on how to respond to the F.B.I.'s search of Mar-a-Lago as it emerged on Friday that federal law enforcement officers had recovered top secret files from former President Donald J. Trump's home.
Maggie Astor / New York Times:
Obama did not keep classified documents, the National Archives confirms.  —  Seeking to deflect attention from reports that the classified documents he had kept in his Florida home might have contained materials related to nuclear weapons, former President Donald J. Trump claimed on Friday …
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. …
John Wagner / Washington Post:
National Archives counters Trump's baseless claims about Obama records
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
Brooke Singman / Fox News:
FBI seized classified records from Mar-a-Lago during search of Trump residence
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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Sam Brodey / The Daily Beast:
House Dems Send Sweeping Spending Bill to Biden's Desk
Zoë Richards / NBC News:
Fetterman says he is ‘grateful’ to be alive in first Senate campaign rally since suffering a stroke  —  Fetterman ‘grateful’ to be alive after suffering stroke, says wife saved his life  —  John Fetterman, the Democratic nominee for an open Senate seat in Pennsylvania …
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Harrison Cann / City & State Pennsylvania:   PA farmers slam Dr. Oz for cashing in on a major tax credit designed for farm and forestland
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 …
Carissa House-Dunphy / Bipartisan Report:
Georgia DA Moves To Force Lindsey Graham Testimony Under Oath  —  Even before the 2020 presidential election began, Donald Trump began insisting it would be rigged.  With no evidence, no witnesses, and no reports of voter fraud by government officials, Trump had the answer to covering his loss.
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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.
 
 
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