Required Reading – August 6 Afternoon Update

Required reading from around the web of the best, most interesting, or most though provoking things we’ve read:

Scarborough: Anti-Trump FBI agent Strzok allowed to declassify documents after joining Mueller probe: Watchdog

“New internal emails show that anti-Trump FBI agent Peter Strzok demanded to preserve all the powers he held as a deputy assistant director as he agreed to move to special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia probe in 2017. The emails show his superiors agreed and made him a “floating” deputy who could still handle counterintelligence cases and declassify documents as he investigated the Trump campaign for Mr. Mueller. The emails were obtained by the conservative watchdog group Judicial Watch. President Tom Fitton has emerged as one of Washington’s most aggressive investigators into how the Justice Department and the FBI pursued President Trump. ‘The new emails show that Peter Strzok, an anti-Trump partisan, was given special dispensation to keep his ability to declassify documents and exercise other sensitive authorities for the Mueller special counsel operation,’ Mr. Fitton told The Washington Times. ‘Given his record of misconduct, one has to wonder whether he abused these authorities while working for Mueller.'”

Read more at the Washington Times.

Toto: EXCLUSIVE: ‘Gosnell’ Actress Discusses The Moment She Decided Not To Go Through With An Abortion

“For Tessya Whatley, her appearance in the upcoming drama ‘Gosnell’ was more than just another film project. The film, out Oct. 12, details the harrowing crimes committed by Dr. Kermit Gosnell, a Philadelphia abortionist. Gosnell is currently in jail after being convicted on three counts of first-degree murder five years ago. Gosnell performed late-term abortions in a facility prosecutors dubbed a ‘house of horrors.’ Whatley plays Viola Brown in the film, . . . Her character considered aborting her child but eventually decided to bring the baby to term. It’s a similar situation to what Whatley went through several years ago. […]  Whatley’s nurse allowed her to hear her baby’s heartbeat, a sound that convinced her to change her mind.”

Read more/Listen to audio at Daily Wire.

Piro: Complaints filed with UMich Bias Response Team often target professors

Classroom discussions — and in particular complaints about professors — are a significant source of verbal bias grievances recently lodged with the University of Michigan’s Bias Response Team, according to records obtained by The College Fix. The language professors used often upset students, as well as complaints of misgendering and offensive jokes, according to copies of bias complaints filed during the spring semester.

Read more at The College Fix.

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