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David Kurtz

David Kurtz is Managing Editor and Washington Bureau Chief of Talking Points Memo where he oversees the news operations of TPM and its sister sites.

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Maybe it’s just a matter of degree, but I’m not sure I’ve seen President Trump contrast as starkly as he did today his own legitimacy (63 million votes/304 electoral votes in 2016!) with what he portrays as the utter illegitimacy of the investigation by special counsel Robert Mueller (“never got a vote!” as Trump put it).

His attacks on the rule of law are legion at this point, but watch him today and see if he doesn’t have a heightened sense of urgency and an alarming new tone.

Huge tranche of Michael Cohen search warrants made public this morning, albeit heavily redacted, are providing us with new insights into the origins of the criminal investigations into his business and political dealings.

Paul Manafort is scheduled to be sentenced at 9:30 a.m. ET. This is the DC case, separate from the Virginia case he was sentenced in last week. TPM’s Tierney Sneed is at the courthouse and will be bringing the proceedings to you in real time. You can find her here.

Paul Manafort’s sentencing hearing in Virginia should be getting underway. TPM’s Tierney Sneed and Caitlin MacNeal are present. No electronic devices allowed in the courthouse, so we’ll be doing our best with analog coverage. They have quarters for the payphone. More soon.

Looks like Roger Stone will escape the Instagram post fiasco without having his bail revoked, but will now be subject to a tighter gag rule, and runs the very real risk of going to jail if he violates the terms of the new gag order.

North Carolina Board of Election votes unanimously to call new election in NC-09 over absentee ballot fraud.

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