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WaPo: FBI Searched Trump Resort For Classified Nuclear Docs

The Washington Post has a breaking new development this evening that’s worth your attention:

Classified documents relating to nuclear weapons were among the items FBI agents sought in a search of former president Donald Trump’s Florida residence on Monday, according to people familiar with the investigation.

Read the full piece here.

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One Microscopic Cog In Trump’s Catastrophic Plan

Based on a variety of reports over the past hour or so, it appears that the man who attacked the FBI field office in Cincinnati this morning went over the edge after the feds conducted their search of Mar-a-Lago. The caveat is that the man was reportedly present for the Jan. 6 attack in Washington, so it might not have taken much to push him over the edge. He was killed this afternoon by law enforcement after a standoff in a cornfield in rural Ohio. An account on Trump’s fake Twitter platform under the same name as the gunman was posting about the attack seemingly in real time today. Matt Shuham has our story.

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Unfolding #3

Federal judge orders DOJ to confer with Trump lawyers and report to him by 3 PM tomorrow about how to proceed on releasing the warrant and related documents.

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Listen To This: The Good News Episode

A new episode of The Josh Marshall Podcast is live! This week, Josh and Kate discuss stunning developments in Kansas and the Senate, along with the FBI’s visit to Mar-a-Lago.

You can listen to the new episode of The Josh Marshall Podcast here.

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The Presser

Two significant takeaways from Garland’s presser. Garland personally approved the decision to seek a search warrant and carry out the search. The DOJ is asking the court to unseal portions of the search warrant and the inventory of what was seized in the search.

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Unfolding #2

We’re awaiting a statement from AG Merrick Garland currently scheduled for 2:30 PM eastern. Presumably this is about the incident in Cincinnati though officially there’s no word on the subject. But conceivably there will be some reference to the search at Mar-a-Lago if today’s incident appears tied to the Monday search.

Again, this is just speculation: there’s no word about what it’s about.

Late Update: CNN reports that this will be about the Mar-a-Lago search.

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Unfolding: Incident at Cincinnati FBI Field Office

At 9 AM this morning an armed man entered the FBI field office in Cincinnati and tried to shoot his way past security. An exchange of gunfire of some sort ensued. The man retreated and then drove off. This led to a chase and finally a standoff with the armed man at which there were more exchanges of gunfire – apparently in a cornfield. That standoff apparently continues, after more exchanges of gunfire. Thus far there are no reports of injuries. There are unconfirmed repots that assailant was wearing body armor and had a nail gun in addition to an AR-15 style rifle.

From the Twitter account of the Cincinnati FBI field office …

At approximately 9 AM this morning an armed subject attempted to breach the Visitor Screening Facility at #FBI Cincinnati. After an alarm and a response by FBI special agents, the subject fled north onto Interstate 71.

Appears to be a fairly large lockdown in the surrounding area.

More details here from TPM team.

This post will be updated with new information.

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Don’t Most People Just Steal Office Supplies? A new jaw-dropping Washington Post report reveals that FBI agents who executed a raid on Trump’s Mar-a-Lago resort on Monday were digging for, among other things, classified documents related to nuclear weapons.

  • We don’t know if the agents actually found those documents, however.
  • Trump lawyer Christina Bobb flailed on national TV under questioning on Thursday night from that tough interlocutor Laura Ingraham.

House Slated To Pass Sweeping Climate And Tax Bill Today: The House is back in session today to vote on Democrats’ historic reconciliation bill on climate investment, taxes and drug pricing, aka the Inflation Reduction Act, per House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s (D-CA) “Dear Colleague” letter.

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