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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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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 …
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 …
Kelsey Ables / Washington Post:
Live updates: Trump says valet Walt Nauta, who moved boxes at Mar-a-Lago, was also indicted  —  The latest: Former president Donald Trump says he has been indicted in connection with the discovery of hundreds of classified documents at his Mar-a-Lago home.  It's the second time he has been indicted since March.
New York Times:
Trump-Appointed Judge Is Said to Be Handling Documents Case  —  It was not clear whether the judge, Aileen M. Cannon, would remain assigned for the entirety of the case.  A higher court criticized some of her rulings in the investigation.  —  Former President Donald J. Trump's criminal indictment …
Wall Street Journal:
Trump Associate Also Indicted in Mar-a-Lago Documents Case  —  Former president's case is initially assigned to federal judge who approved special master process that appeals court later overturned  —  An associate of Donald Trump was charged alongside the former president …
CNN:
Trump aide Walt Nauta indicted in classified documents case  —  Walt Nauta, an aide to former President Donald Trump, has been indicted in special counsel Jack Smith's investigation into the mishandling of classified documents from the Trump White House, two sources familiar with the indictment tell CNN.
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.
Discussion: CBS News and Shore News Network
Ron Dicker / HuffPost:
Mark Levin Screaming About Trump's Second Indictment Will Live In Your Nightmares  —  The Fox News host turned up the volume to bellow his objections after Trump was indicted over his handling of government documents.  —  Fox News host Mark Levin joined the chorus of Republican outrage …
Igor Bobic / HuffPost:
Mitt Romney: Donald Trump ‘Brought These Charges Upon Himself’  —  The Utah senator previously criticized Trump's first indictment regarding a $130,000 hush money payment to a porn star.  —  Sen. Mitt Romney (R-Utah) on Friday broke with his party by praising the Department of Justice for excercising …
CNBC:
Trump lawyers quit classified documents case  — Two lawyers who represented Donald Trump in the months before the former president was indicted on federal charges over his handling of classified documents quit working for him.  — The attorneys, Jim Trusty and John Rowley …
Hugh Hewitt / The Hugh Hewitt Show:
Former Vice President Mike Pence On The Indictment of Former President Donald Trump  —  Former Vice President Mike Pence joined me on the program this morning:  —  Audio:  —  06-09hhs-pence  —  Transcript:  —  HH: Joined by former Vice President of the United States, Mike Pence.
Discussion: Politico and The Daily Caller
Washington Post:
Trump on tape: 'Now I can't' declassify secret Iran papers
Discussion: NBC News
Grant Stern / Washington Press:
MAGA REACTION: “He will die in federal prison”
Discussion: Joe.My.God.
Semafor:
The Trump Indictment: Big questions and key reactions
Hugo Lowell / The Guardian:
Donald Trump charged with illegal retention of classified documents
Kyle Cheney / Politico:
Judge clears way for disciplinary proceedings against Trump ally Jeffrey Clark
Discussion: The Hill and Lawyers, Guns & Money
Washington Post:
Trump indicted in Mar-a-Lago classified documents investigation
Katherine Faulders / ABC News:
Donald Trump indicted for second time, in classified documents investigation: Sources
Politico:
Trump indictment cheat sheet: What to know about the classified documents case
Politico:
Trump indicted in federal classified documents probe
Luke Broadwater / New York Times:
Republicans in Congress Decry Trump Indictment and Vow Retaliation
Discussion: RedState and Breitbart
Aamer Madhani / Associated Press:
White House says Iran is helping Russia build a drone factory east of Moscow for the war in Ukraine  —  Iran is providing Russia with materials to build a drone manufacturing plant east of Moscow as the Kremlin looks to lock in a steady supply of weaponry for its ongoing invasion of Ukraine …
Discussion: NBC News and middleeastmonitor.com
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Punchbowl News:
House Ethics Committee quietly restarts Gaetz probe  —  The House Ethics Committee has restarted an investigation into Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-Fla.), the latest legal problem for the controversial Florida Republican, according to multiple sources familiar with the matter.
Discussion: Political Wire
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Dylan Gyauch-Lewis / American Prospect:   The Coming Storm of Fiscal Policy
Lindsay Wise / Wall Street Journal:
Democrats Push for Debt-Ceiling Overhaul Bill After Default Scare
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.
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.
Aysha Qamar / The Messenger:
Rhode Island Councilman Arrested With Crackpipe in Hand Now Charged With Child Molestation  —  R.I. Republican arrested again after resigning as councilman and party chairman  —  A Facebook icon representing an external link to share the article on Facebook.A Twitter icon representing …
The Hill:
Santos appeals decision ordering unsealing of bail sponsor identities  —  Rep. George Santos (R-N.Y.) on Friday appealed a judge's ruling ordering the names of his bond sponsors be unsealed.  —  U.S. Magistrate Judge Anne Shields on Tuesday granted media organizations' requests …
Eric Schmitt / New York Times:
U.S. Official Says Spy Satellites Detected Explosion Just Before Dam Collapse  —  U.S. spy agencies still do not have any solid evidence to determine who caused the destruction, the senior administration official said.  —  WASHINGTON — A senior Biden administration official …
Discussion: NBC News, Reuters, d2172, NPR and The Guardian
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.
Megan Brenan / Gallup:
Views of State of Moral Values in U.S. at New Low  —  WASHINGTON, D.C. — Americans' already poor ratings of the state of moral values in the U.S. have fallen further to the lowest point in Gallup's 22-year trend.  The 54% of U.S. adults who rate moral values in the country as “poor” …
Discussion: The Hill and Breitbart
 
 
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