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31m ago

Thursday’s Mini-Report, 8.11.22

Today’s edition of quick hits.
Image: FBI field office
Image: FBI field office
2h ago

AG Garland moves to unseal Mar-a-Lago warrant, defends DOJ

Attorney General Merrick Garland announced today that he’s asked a court to unseal the Mar-a-Lago search warrant. Will Team Trump agree?
Attorney General Garland Holds News Conference On Foreign Corrupt Practices Act
Attorney General Garland Holds News Conference On Foreign Corrupt Practices Act
5h ago

A tale of two presidential conversations with U.S. historians

This summer, Joe Biden met with a group of historians. Last summer, Donald Trump also met with a group of historians. Their discussions were ... different.
President Biden Speaks With Ukrainian President Zelensky In Oval Office Call
President Biden Speaks With Ukrainian President Zelensky In Oval Office Call
6h ago

Thursday’s Campaign Round-Up, 8.11.22

Today’s installment of campaign-related news items from across the country.
House January 6th Select Committee Holds Its Second Hearing
House January 6th Select Committee Holds Its Second Hearing
7h ago

The problem(s) with Rubio’s reaction to the Mar-a-Lago search

When the FBI scrutinized Hillary Clinton, Marco Rubio had confidence in the integrity of the system. Six years later, the GOP senator assumes it's corrupt.
Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., arrives for a vote in the Capitol on Dec. 2, 2021.
Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., arrives for a vote in the Capitol on Dec. 2, 2021.
7h ago

Republicans condemn 87,000 IRS agents who don’t (and won’t) exist

Republicans are so outraged by renewed efforts to enforce existing tax laws, they're telling some rather brazen lies about the Inflation Reduction Act.
The Internal Revenue Service building in Washington, D.C. on February 26.
The Internal Revenue Service building in Washington, D.C. on February 26.
9h ago

As Trump repeatedly pleads the Fifth, it’s more than just embarrassing

Now that we know how many times Donald Trump pleaded the Fifth, the story is more embarrassing for him. But there may be legal consequences, too.
Former President Donald Trump departs Trump Tower on Aug. 10, 2022, in New York, on his way to the New York attorney general's office for a deposition in civil investigation.
Former President Donald Trump departs Trump Tower on Aug. 10, 2022, in New York, on his way to the New York attorney general's office for a deposition in civil investigation.
9h ago

Rand Paul raises specter of impeaching the AG (for some reason)

There's no evidence that Attorney General Merrick Garland has done anything wrong. Sen. Rand Paul nevertheless raised the prospect of impeaching him.
Image: Rand Paul
Image: Rand Paul
10h ago

After Mar-a-Lago search, McCarthy urges GOP to jump to conclusions

Party leaders often worry about whether their members might do something irresponsible. Kevin McCarthy is worried Republicans aren’t irresponsible enough.
Image: Kevin McCarthy
Image: Kevin McCarthy
1d ago

Wednesday’s Mini-Report, 8.10.22

Today’s edition of quick hits.
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1d ago

Hawley’s the wrong guy to pick a fight over ‘democratic norms’

After the FBI executed a search warrant at Mar-a-Lago, Josh Hawley talked up "democratic norms and the rule of law." Given his record, that was ... unwise.
Image: Josh Hawley
Image: Josh Hawley

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