What A Week!

Submitted by ub on Fri, 08/26/2022 - 10:48

Happy Redacted #MAGALago @DOJCrimDiv @FBI Search Warrant Affidavit Day to all registered American voters throughout the USA.

First things first: In the 15 boxes: - There were 187 documents with classified markings - 25 marked Top Secret - 92 marked Secret - 67 marked Confidential - several of the documents contained what appeared to be [Trump's] handwritten notes.

According to the  Associated Press, the FBI says 14 of 15 boxes retrieved from Trump earlier this year contained classified records, 25 documents marked top secret. https://apnews.com/article/donald-trump-mar-a-lago-criminal-investigati…

The US Justice Department officials removed sensitive details about witnesses and the scope and direction of the probe. This affidavit offers the fullest description of the events leading up to the 8/8 search.

Justice Dept. releases redacted Mar-a-Lago search affidavit https://apnews.com/article/donald-trump-mar-a-lago-criminal-investigati…

U.S. Justice Dept. releases redacted document that underpins Trump search  https://www.reuters.com/legal/government/world/us/us-justice-dept-poise…

Case 9:22-mj-08332-BER Document 102-1 Entered on FLSD Docket 08/26/2022 Page 1 of 38

FYI: The following are helpful abbreviations 

-ORCON =“originator control”
-NOFORN = “no foreign nationals” (should see these documents)
-HCS = HUMINT (human intelligence) Control System. 
-SI = COMINT (communication intelligence, or intercepts) Special Intelligence


Here is Mueller's Report: https://abcnews.go.com/images/Politics/Mueller-Report-Redacted-April-18…

As if this alone was not enough...

CNN’s Gabby Orr, Kristen Holmes, Evan Perez, and Jeremy Herb with “Inside Trump’s public bravado and private resistance over Mar-a-Lago documents.”

The Wall Street Journal’s Katherine Blunt with “84 Dead Because of a Broken Hook. Meet the Men Who Got the Guilty Plea from PG&E.”

Vanity Fair’s Cristian Farias with “Post-Roe, the Supreme Court is on a Collision Course with Democracy.”

CNN’s KFile investigative team, Andrew Kaczynski and Em Steck with “Minnesota’s GOP nominee for top elections official called changing voting rules ‘our 9/11’ after ‘the big rig’ in 2020.”

The Deseret News’ Ethan Bauer with “Bones: Why Utah’s desert is a paleontologist’s playground.”

The Ringer’s Adam Nayman writes about filmmaker George Miller, whose resume includes the “Mad Max” franchise, in “George Miller Has Never Compromised.”

Vice News’ ​​Geoff Dembicki with “How Fracking Billionaires, Ben Shapiro, and PragerU Built a Climate Crisis–Denial Empire.”

David Enrich has a book coming out soon called “Servants of the Damned. Giant Law Firms, Donald Trump, and the Corruption of Justice.” The New York Times Magazine has an excerpt: “How a Corporate Law Firm Led a Political Revolution.”

The Atlantic’s Marina Koren with “The Spookiest Sound in Astronomy.”

Los Angeles Times investigation, James Queally with “New racist texts reveal Torrance cops talked about hurting and killing Black suspects.”

Sports Illustrated’s Emma Baccellieri catches up with someone who played in the 1956 Little League World Series: “Most Little League World Series Players Dream of the Big Leagues. He Dreamed of Dentistry.”

Daily Beast entertainment reporter Adam Manno with “Laid-Off HBO Max Execs Reveal Warner Bros. Discovery Is Killing Off Diversity and Courting ‘Middle America.’”

Thursday’s White House press briefing turned a little contentious as Angolan TV anchor Hariana Veras kept interrupting while press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre repeatedly told her she was being “disrespectful.” Here’s the video and more from Mediaite’s Jackson Richman.

WFAE’s Gwendolyn Glenn with a good Q&A: “The Charlotte Observer’s Rana Cash reflects on her first year as executive editor of the paper.”

Humor for the week: Wow, check out Jamie Foxx completely nailing an imitation of Donald Trump. (Warning: There are a couple of R-rated words.)

The New York Times, Amy Larocca with “Bright Lights, Big City, Niche Fame. As Lower Manhattan’s most infamous publicist, Kaitlin Phillips doesn’t always stay behind the scenes.”

And last but certainly not least, on a personal note my granddaughter Sophia went far away to college making Natasha feel somewhat melancholy. And the love of my life got through a health crisis, and thank God, recovery is now in sight.