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Trump becomes 1st U.S. President to be indicted!
Set to be arraigned in Manhattan on Tuesday.
Stormy Daniels on SNL May 5, 2018: “A storm is a comin’!

Credit: The New York Times, The Morning newsletter, March 31, 2023.

Key stories about what could be the first of 4 criminal indictments

+ NBC News: Trump faces about 30 counts in New York grand jury indictment – The exact charges are still under seal, but they are expected to be revealed when Trump is scheduled to be arraigned on Tuesday.

+ Daily Kos: House Republicans demanding Bragg’s evidence against Trump have been coordinating with Trump himself

+ FiveThirtyEight: It Took A Long Time For Republicans To Abandon Nixon

+ Just Security: Detailed Chronology of Trump-Cohen Hush Money Scheme

+ New York Magazine: How Michael Cohen’s Big Mouth Could Be Derailing the Trump Prosecution

+ Peggy Noonan in The Wall Street Journal: “Save the mug shot for Georgia, the handcuffs for Jan. 6. Those were real offenses against the country,”

+ NBC’s Saturday Night Live: Stormy Daniels said it best to Donald Trump’s character on SNL, May 5, 2018, “A storm is a comin.'”

+ Politico: BRAGG’s team sends House Republicans a defiant defense of his office’s work, rejecting claims of politics behind the Trump indictment and urging GOP lawmakers to call for calm rather than join the “inflammatory” pile-on.

+ The Daily Beast: Why the Trump Org Suddenly Fired Its Jailed Money Man’s Lawyer – Manhattan prosecutors are trying to pressure the Trump Organization’s jailed finance officer to turn on Donald Trump. The company has suddenly replaced his defense lawyer.

+ Andrew Weissmann in Just Security: The Curious Case of Alvin Bragg — Reconsidering the DA’s Trump investigation

+ The New York Times: Trump Says the Justice System Has Been Weaponized. He Would Know. The former president is attempting to cast the investigations into his actions as politically motivated uses of the justice system. In office, he regularly sought to use government powers against his foes.

+ The Washington Post: Here’s what Trump’s indictment means and what happens next While it has never been attempted by a candidate from a major party before, Trump is allowed to run for president while under indictment — or even if he is convicted of a crime. [accessible text]

+ The Washington Post: Bragg’s office accuses House Republicans of ‘unlawful political interference’

+ The Washington Post: Trump indictment follows 50 years of investigation on many fronts

+ The Washington Post: Tucker Carlson, other Fox pundits call for protests of Trump charges

+ The New York Times via The Seattle Times: For Some G.O.P. Voters, Fatigue Slows the Rush to Defend Trump – The Republicans who will pick their 2024 nominee expressed anger, defensiveness and also embarrassment about the indictment facing Donald J. Trump.

+ NPR/PBS NewsHour/Marist National Poll: Majority of Americans Think Trump Investigations are Fair…Three in Four Say Trump Did Something Wrong

Posted by Steve on April 1, 2023 at 12:01 am | Permalink

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