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8:20 AM ET, June 9, 2023

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New York Times:
Trump is the first former president in U.S. history to face federal charges.  —  Trump Is Charged in Classified Documents Inquiry  —  The seven counts against the former president include conspiracy to obstruct, willful retention of documents and false statements, according to people familiar with the indictment.
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CNN:
Exclusive: Donald Trump admits on tape he didn't declassify ‘secret information’  —  Former President Donald Trump acknowledged on tape in a 2021 meeting that he had retained “secret” military information that he had not declassified, according to a transcript of the audio recording obtained by CNN.
Discussion: IJR, The Daily Beast and Raw Story
Hugo Lowell / The Guardian:
Donald Trump charged with illegal retention of classified documents  —  The twice-impeached former president is being prosecuted for retaining national security documents at his Mar-a-Lago resort  —  Federal prosecutors have charged Donald Trump with violating the Espionage Act and conspiring …
Katherine Faulders / ABC News:
Donald Trump indicted for second time, in classified documents investigation: Sources  —  The former president said that he is innocent.  —  LIVE  —  Former President Donald Trump has been indicted for a second time, this time on federal charges in relation to his handling of classified information …
Washington Post:
Trump indicted in Mar-a-Lago classified documents investigation  —  Former president, first ever to face federal criminal charges, posts on social media that he must appear in court in Miami on Tuesday  —  Former president Donald Trump said Thursday night that he's been charged …
Kyle Cheney / Politico:
Judge clears way for disciplinary proceedings against Trump ally Jeffrey Clark  —  D.C. Bar authorities charged Clark, a top ally in the effort to undermine the results of the 2020 presidential election, with engaging in “dishonest” conduct.  —  A federal judge has cleared the way for District …
Discussion: d2172
Politico:
Trump indicted in federal classified documents probe  —  Special counsel Jack Smith has spent months investigating Trump's retention of sensitive national security information at his Mar-a-Lago estate.  —  Former President Donald Trump said Thursday that he has been indicted on charges connected …
Hugo Lowell / The Guardian:
Lawyer for Trump valet in Mar-a-Lago documents case alleges misconduct  —  Exclusive: The lawyer said in letter that prosecutors brought up his application to become judge when seeking valet's cooperation  —  The lawyer for Donald Trump's valet, under scrutiny in the Mar-a-Lago documents investigation …
Semafor:
The Trump Indictment: Big questions and key reactions  —  Powerful Republicans reacted in two ways to Donald Trump's indictment Tuesday: With strident defenses, or extremely careful avoidance.  —  Top party figures voiced immediate solidarity with a former president facing what Speaker Kevin McCarthy called a “grave injustice.”
Punchbowl News:
6/9/23 ☀️ Punchbowl News AM  —  Former President Donald Trump announced Thursday night that he's been indicted on federal criminal charges in the classified documents scandal.  The New York Times reports the charges include willful retention of national defense secrets, obstruction of justice and conspiracy.
Discussion: Reuters, Robert Reich, UPI and The Messenger
Politico:
Playbook: The United States v. Donald Trump  —  Presented by With help from Eli Okun and Garrett Ross  —  DRIVING THE DAY  —  FRIDAY'S TOP NON-INDICTMENT READ — The latest from JMart: “The Next Pelosi: Pete Aguilar Is The Future Dean of California Democrats”
Dan Mangan / CNBC:
Trump indicted on seven criminal charges in classified documents case  — Former President Donald Trump has been indicted in federal court in connection with his retention of classified government documents at his Mar-a-Lago home after leaving the White House.
Politico:
Trump indictment cheat sheet: What to know about the classified documents case
Bulwark+:
No One Above the Law: Trump Indicted on Federal Charges
Discussion: NBC News and PoliticusUSA
New York Times:
The Four Hurdles to Overcome for a Trump Conviction
Discussion: Raw Story and Bloomberg
The Hill:
What 2024 GOP candidates are saying about Trump's indictment
Sarah Fortinsky / The Hill:
Republicans rally around Trump amid reported DOJ indictment
Alexander Bolton / The Hill:
GOP warns of pushback ahead of looming Trump indictment
Discussion: New York Times, MSNBC and NBC4 WCMH-TV
Marc Caputo / The Messenger:
‘Prosecuting Politicians is Hard Here’: Why South Florida is a Tough Place for DOJ to Try Trump
Discussion: Raw Story
Elizabeth Elkind / Fox News:
Trump allies link ex-president's indictment to FBI's Biden document: ‘Radical Far Left will stop at nothing’
NBC News:
Trump indicted in classified docs probe
John Hudson / Washington Post:
Saudi crown prince threatened ‘major’ economic pain on U.S. amid oil feud  —  After President Biden vowed to impose ‘consequences’ on Saudi Arabia for slashing oil production last year, Mohammed bin Salman privately threatened to sever ties and retaliate economically, according to a classified U.S. intelligence document.
The Texas Tribune:
Nate Paul, Austin developer at center of Ken Paxton impeachment, arrested in Travis County  —  It is not immediately clear what Paul was charged with, but Travis County officials confirmed he was being held in the jail at the request of the FBI.  Paxton's deputies accused Paul of bribing the now-suspended attorney general in 2020.
Discussion: Joe.My.God., UPI and Associated Press
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Lauren McGaughy / Dallas Morning News:
Man at center of Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton impeachment in jail on FBI detainer
Ryan Nobles / NBC News:
FBI agent who testified for Republicans was suspended over leaked sensitive information  —  House Democrats are asking Attorney General Merrick Garland to investigate whether Garret O'Boyle, who was presented as an FBI whistleblower by Republicans, lied to Congress.
Brooke Singman / Fox News:
Joe Biden allegedly paid $5M by Burisma executive as part of a bribery scheme, according to FBI document  —  Biden's son Hunter was a board member of Burisma and also allegedly in on the scheme  —  EXCLUSIVE: President Joe Biden was allegedly paid $5 million by an executive …
Robert D. McFadden / New York Times:
James G. Watt, Interior Secretary Under Reagan, Dies at 85  —  Mr. Watt once declared that Interior Department policies over years had swung too far toward conservation under the influence of “environmental extremists.”  —  James G. Watt, who as President Ronald Reagan's …
Discussion: Associated Press
Aidan McLaughlin / Mediaite:
CNN Insiders On What Led to Chris Licht's Exit, And What Comes Next: ‘Nowhere Near the Final Battle’  —  Chris Licht's ouster from the top of CNN came as little surprise.  The day before, one anchor at the network told me: “It would not shock me if Chris were to be thrown overboard tomorrow.”
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Elad Nehorai / The Forward:
Elon Musk is the most dangerous antisemite in America  —  In his tenure as Twitter CEO, Musk has amplified antisemitic rhetoric and made the social media platform fertile ground for extremist recruitement  —  “I'm not trying to compare this s*** to Aum Shinrikyo or even Rwanda but I'm gonna …
Paul Brown / The Guardian:
Methane reduction holds key to averting climate catastrophe  —  Halting known sources, such as leaky oilwells, could slash projected emissions by half by 2030  —  ethane is 80 times more potent than carbon dioxide in heating up Earth on a 20-year timescale.
Discussion: Los Angeles Times
Politico:
‘Why the hell are we doing this?’  McCarthy's fractured leadership team faces new abortion tension  —  As the speaker and his majority leader trade barbs over why conservatives have paralyzed the floor, they're confronting a brushfire among House GOP centrists.
 
 
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