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12:55 PM ET, August 14, 2022

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CNN:
Armed Trump supporters outside Phoenix FBI office  —  Armed Trump supporters gathered outside the Phoenix FBI office after what they call the “unlawful” search of Mar-a-Lago.Source: CNN  —  FOLLOW CNN POLITICS
Discussion: Insider
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Brooke Singman / Fox News:
FBI seizes privileged Trump records during raid; DOJ opposes request for independent review: sources  —  Some records seized at Trump's Mar-a-Lago home were covered by attorney-client privilege, according to sources  —  Fox News Flash top headlines for August 13
JONATHAN TURLEY:
Justice Department Accused of Taking Attorney-Client Material at Mar-a-Lago  —  Fox News is reporting that the FBI seized boxes containing attorney-client privileged and potentially executive privileged material during its raid Mar-a-Lago.  When the raid occurred, I noted that the legal team …
Gustaf Kilander / The Independent:
Trump asked Merrick Garland: ‘What can I do to reduce the heat?’ before FBI warrant was unsealed, report says  —  ‘The country is on fire,’ Trump allegedly told Garland  —  Related video: Trump lawyer does not ‘believe’ that secret nuclear documents found at Mar-a-Lago
FOX 10 Phoenix:
Armed Trump supporters protest outside of FBI office in Phoenix following Mar-a-Lago probe
Discussion: Insider
United States Capitol Police:
Law Enforcement Investigating Car Crash, Gunshots, and Suicide on East Capitol Street  —  Just after 4:00 a.m., a man drove his car into the vehicle barricade at East Capitol Street and Second Street.  —  While the man was getting out of the car, it became engulfed in flames.
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Daniel Chaitin / Washington Examiner:
Man crashes vehicle into US Capitol barricade and begins firing gun before shooting himself  —  A man crashed a vehicle near the U.S. Capitol and began wildly shooting before killing himself, according to Capitol Police.  —  The shocking incident happened early Sunday morning …
Discussion: NBC News and Politico
John M. Bridgeland / Cincinnati.com:
Republicans should be wary of JD Vance  —  The 2022 election for U.S. Senate in Ohio calls the question on what kind of representatives we seek and nation we want to be.  I have the privilege of knowing both candidates and am forming “Republicans for Tim Ryan.”
Wall Street Journal:
Trump's Final Days Draw Scrutiny as Handling of Documents Investigated  —  Chaotic exit from White House is at center of federal probe that conducted a search of the former president's Mar-a-Lago resort  —  WASHINGTON—In the final weeks of the Trump administration, the West Wing started to empty out.
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Edward-Isaac Dovere / CNN:
Joe Biden got the vibe shift he needed.  Now he's looking to make it count.  —  Pete Buttigieg wasn't quite feeling it.  It was late and White House aides had given him the cryptic guidance during their prep call for his Sunday show appearances on July 24: “We're not taking any swings.”
Greg Myre / NPR:
The reason why presidents can't keep their White House records dates back to Nixon
Discussion: Vox, NBC News and CNN
Washington Post:
Trump's secrets: How a records dispute led the FBI to search Mar-a-Lago  —  As FBI agents pulled up to Donald Trump's Florida club Monday morning to conduct a search for top-secret government documents — approved by a federal judge and requested by the attorney general of the United States …
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Alia Shoaib / Insider:
Trump goes on Truth Social rampage, sharing over a dozen posts, including from accounts with QAnon references  — Trump took to Truth Social to lash out at the FBI over the Mar-a-Lago raid.  — He shared over a dozen messages, many within an hour, some from accounts with names referencing QAnon.
Discussion: b'Raw Story
Associated Press:
More U.S. lawmakers visiting Taiwan 12 days after Pelosi trip  —  TAIPEI, Taiwan — A delegation of American lawmakers arrived in Taiwan on Sunday, just 12 days after a visit by U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi that prompted China to launch days of threatening military drills around …
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Ait / American Institute in Taiwan:
Senator Markey Leads Congressional Delegation to Taiwan
Discussion: Insider, UPI and RedState
Mithil Aggarwal / NBC News:   Congressional Delegation visits Taiwan less than two weeks after Pelosi trip sparked furious response from China
Renato Mariotti / Politico:
Espionage Isn't the Strongest Case Against Trump.  It's Simpler Than That.  —  Former president Donald Trump's stubborn refusal to return highly classified material forced the Justice Department's hand, resulting in the execution of a search warrant at his residence.
New York Times:
Why Abortion Has Become a Centerpiece of Democratic TV Ads in 2022  —  Since the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade, Democrats have spent nearly eight times as much on abortion-related ads as Republicans have.  —  In Michigan, Democrats took aim at the Republican nominee for governor almost immediately …
Discussion: Outside the Beltway
Jerry Dunleavy / Washington Examiner:
House GOP report accuses Biden of knowingly misleading public about Afghanistan exit  —  President Joe Biden has been accused in a report by House Republicans of knowingly misleading the country about the justification for the U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan in his April 2021 speech.
Associated Press:
Agent: Rushdie off ventilator and talking, day after attack  —  “The Satanic Verses” author Salman Rushdie was taken off a ventilator and able to talk Saturday, a day after he was stabbed as he prepared to give a lecture in upstate New York.  Rushdie remained hospitalized with serious injuries …
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ABC News:
What forensic testing reveals about revolver in on-set ‘Rust’ shooting  —  The report is part of a criminal investigation into the deadly shooting.  —  The gun used in the fatal shooting on the “Rust” movie set could not have been fired without pulling the trigger, according to an FBI forensic report obtained Friday by ABC News.
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Cami Mondeaux / Washington Examiner:
FBI concludes Alec Baldwin must have pulled trigger in Rust shooting: Report
Discussion: WND
 
 
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Discussion: Honest Reporting
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 Earlier Items: 
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Discussion: New York Post
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Henry Kissinger Is Worried About ‘Disequilibrium’
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