Required Reading – August 8 Afternoon Update

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

Turley: If Trump meeting is illegal, then Clinton dossier is criminal too

“President Trump has ignited yet another firestorm with a tweet admitting that the meeting in Trump Tower between Russians and his son, Donald Trump Jr. was an effort to gather dirt on Hillary Clinton.  It contradicts the statement that Trump released to the media in 2016. CNN anchor Alisyn Camerota and others declared that the tweet makes a criminal charge against Trump an ‘open and shut case.’ It does not. It is not even compelling evidence of a crime, because it is based on an erroneous interpretation of federal election laws. What is most alarming is the failure, again, to consider the implications of radically expanding the scope of such laws just to bag Trump or his family at any cost.”

Read more at The Hill.

Nunes: Former DOJ Official Bruce Ohr ‘Is Going to Become More and More Important’

“‘So the FBI interviewed Bruce Ohr at least a dozen times and put together reports. So once they fired (dossier author Christopher) Steele, which at that point they should’ve not been meeting with him anymore, but what they had is, they had Bruce Ohr, whose wife Nellie Ohr was working for Fusion GPS — was going to meet and still get the information from Christopher Steele as they were trying to verify this unverified dossier, or the Clinton dirt that was used to get the FISA warrant.'”

Read more at CNS News.

Pirrota: LSAT prep test disparages Trump in practice questions: ‘unfit,’ racist, tax cheat

“The LSAT Prep Book, published by the Windham Press imprint Test Prep Books, includes at least two questions related to Trump in its most recent guide, which was first published in December 2016 and reprinted May 24, 2018, according a copy obtained by The College Fix. The first question (below) appears as the top example for the ‘foundational’ concept of ‘Reasonableness,’ which entails evaluating the author’s evidence to justify a conclusion. The book instructs the reader to ‘ignore outside biases, judgments, and knowledge,’ and then gives an example prompt plucked from ‘social media, entertainment, and cable news’: . . .”

Read more at The College Fix.

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