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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.
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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.
New York Times:
Inside Trump's Club When the Call Came: You're Indicted  —  It was a more familiar drill this time for the former president, his aides and allies, who cranked their political spin machine and fund-raising operation into action.  —  Former President Donald J. Trump was gathered …
ABC News:
Judge Aileen Cannon, a Trump appointee, initially assigned to oversee his case: Sources  —  Cannon faced scrutiny for her prior role in the investigation.  —  The summons sent to former President Donald Trump and his legal team late Thursday indicates that U.S. District Judge Aileen Cannon …
Discussion: Political Wire
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 …
Greg Bluestein / Atlanta Journal-Constitution:
Poll: Trump struggles in potential Georgia matchup against Biden  —  Donald Trump is neck-and-neck with President Joe Biden in a hypothetical matchup in Georgia, according to a new poll commissioned by Gov. Brian Kemp's political network that pointed to the former president's vulnerabilities in a pivotal battleground state.
Semafor:
The Trump Indictment: Big questions and key reactions  —  The News  —  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 …
New York Times:
The Four Hurdles to Overcome for a Trump Conviction  —  Mr. Eisen was special counsel to the House Judiciary Committee during the first impeachment of Donald Trump.  Mr. Weissmann was a senior prosecutor in Robert Mueller's special counsel investigation.  Ms. Vance was the U.S. attorney …
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 …
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: Political Wire and d2172
Conn Carroll / Washington Examiner:
Donald Trump indicted: Let's wait to see what is in the indictment  —  Former President Donald Trump announced Thursday that his lawyers have been informed by the Justice Department that a grand jury in Miami has indicted him on federal criminal charges, including willful retention of documents …
Discussion: Mediaite
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 …
New York Times:
At Trump's club in Bedminster, N.J., it was a familiar drill for the former president.  —  The former president, the first to face federal charges, responded with defiance on his social media platform, declaring: “I'm an innocent man.”  —  Here's the latest on the charges Trump is facing.
Bulwark+:
No One Above the Law: Trump Indicted on Federal Charges
Discussion: NBC News and PoliticusUSA
Politico:
Trump indictment cheat sheet: What to know about the classified documents case
The Hill:
What 2024 GOP candidates are saying about Trump's indictment
Dan Mangan / CNBC:
Trump indicted on seven criminal charges in classified documents case
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.
Discussion: New York Times and Al-Monitor
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.
Debbie Elliott / NPR:
Wade Goodwyn, longtime NPR correspondent, dies at age 63  —  NPR has lost one of its singular and most recognizable voices.  Longtime National Desk Correspondent Wade Goodwyn died Thursday of cancer.  He was 63.  —  For more than 25 years, Wade reported on his home state of Texas …
Discussion: Deadline
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 …
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 …
Reuters:
Russia to deploy tactical nuclear weapons in Belarus in July, Putin says  —  “Everything is going according to plan,” the Russian leader told Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko when discussing the planned nuclear deployment on Friday.  —  Russia will start deploying tactical nuclear weapons …
Jake Lahut / The Daily Beast:
Trump's Latest Campaign Strategy Looks Like a ‘Ponzi Scheme’  —  The former president is skimping on paid organizers in a key early primary state—and it's not going over well with GOP campaign experts. … ‘What a Fucking Shitshow’  —  Donald Trump might be well known for his shady business practices …
Rafael Bernal / The Hill:
Mexico to explore ‘legal and diplomatic measures’ over Florida's migrant flights  —  The Mexican government late Thursday condemned Florida's migrant relocation program, adding to the jurisdictions potentially threatening legal action against GOP Gov. Ron DeSantis.
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 and Althouse
Tyler Durden / ZeroHedge:
Jaw Dropping Stats - Reports Of Bud Light Memorial Day Sales Dropping -60% As Brand Boycott Continues  —  Authored by Sundance via The Last Refuge,  —  Memorial Day customarily kicks off summer and the beer beverage industry generally looks forward to the enhanced sales that come from summer.
Discussion: MSN
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
 
 
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Foreign Affairs:
Israel's Annexation of the West Bank Has Already Begun
Discussion: Al Jazeera
Middle East Eye:
Iran and US near interim deal on nuclear enrichment and oil exports
Discussion: Foreign Affairs and Bloomberg
Michael Mooney / Axios:
Dallas golfer DeChambeau suggests 9/11 families forgive Saudis
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PRRI:
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Benjy Sarlin / Semafor:
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Mother Jones:
George Santos' Lawyer Was Part of the January 6 Mob
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Jonathan Guyer / New York Magazine:
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Politico:
‘Why the hell are we doing this?’ McCarthy's fractured leadership team faces new abortion tension
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