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The Donald’s Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day
INSIDE: Lindsey Graham ... Jean Carroll ... Celine Dion
An Extraordinary Hour

Over the course of the past hour, former President Trump lost at the Supreme Court and saw his lawyer knocked around like a piñata by the U.S. 11th Circuit Court of Appeals. The timing was coincidental, but wow what a flurry of legal activity.

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The Army Major Who Stopped The Colorado Springs Gunman
INSIDE: Mike Pompeo ... Stewart Rhodes ... Alex Jones
FTX Is A Bigger Mess Than You Could Possibly Imagine
INSIDE: Dan Savage ... Kevin McCarthy ... Samuel Alito
Who Is Jack Smith?

A quick rundown on the newly appointed special counsel Jack Smith, with whom I wasn’t familiar prior to today’s announcement:

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Jack Smith Named As Trump Special Counsel

Update: Merrick Garland named Jack Smith, pictured above, as special counsel. More soon.

Original post:

The big news of the day: We could get an announcement as early as this afternoon from Attorney General Merrick Garland that he is naming a special counsel to handle the various federal investigations of former President Trump.

The Wall Street Journal was the first I saw to report the news, but other Main Justice beat reporters have the same info.

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Elon Musk Is On The Verge Of Successfully Breaking Twitter
INSIDE: Lauren Boebert ... MTG ... Nancy Pelosi
GOP Wins House … And Celebrates With A Hunter Biden Press Conference
INSIDE: Gisele Fetterman ... Lindsey Graham ... Kari Lake
This Thing Happened Last Night That We Should Probably Cover
INSIDE: Roger Stone ... Ivanka Trump ... Mike Flynn
on August 28, 2018 in Scottsdale, Arizona.
Cough ‘Em Up, Kelli!
INSIDE: Kari Lake ... Donald Trump ... Rudy Giuliani
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