+ The New York Times [by Christopher Buckley, accessible text]: 8 Years in Trump Prison, and Still Waiting on Parole – As the historian Jon Meacham points out in The New Yorker, Republicans in Congress could have invoked the clause in the 14th Amendment that bars from public office anyone who attempts to overthrow the government. This was the lowest hanging fruit of all, but the party of Lincoln and Reagan didn’t raise a hand.
+ Truthout: New York Indictment Is Just the Beginning of Trump’s Mounting Legal Woes
+ MSNBC: Some evangelicals are marking this week as the Passion of Donald Trump – Trump’s prosecution is not persecution. And his getting indicted doesn’t constitute a sacrifice.
+ The New York Times: The judge in Donald Trump’s case asked him to refrain from making incendiary comments. Trump responded by going after the judge’s family.
+ MSNBC: GOP unsure what to do with Trump’s call to ‘defund the FBI’
+ MSNBC: Here’s why Trump wants to be tried in Staten Island. And why he won‘t be.
+ The New York Times: What it was like inside the courtroom during Donald Trump’s arraignment
* Editor’s note: Will this appeals court ruling [below] be applied to the Jan 6th investigation?
+ The Washington Post: Lead Jan. 6 felony charge is constitutional, federal appeals court rules – The decision impacts hundreds of people accused of interfering with the work of Congress the day of the Capitol insurrection
+ The New York Times: Georgia Looms Next After Trump’s Indictment in New York – Former President Donald J. Trump now faces a very different legal challenge in the culmination of a more than two-year Atlanta investigation into election interference.
+ Salon: “He is visualizing burning things and blowing them up”: How Trump may be coping with being caught
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