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John Light is TPM's managing editor, based in New York. He previously worked as a producer for Bill Moyers and WNYC and has written for The Atlantic, Slate, Reuters and Grist.

Jack Smith's indictment of Trump for January 6 Trump Enters Not Guilty Plea In Election Theft Case
You Read It Here First

From the legal theories to the obscure characters, much of what was in Jack Smith’s January 6 Trump indictment is stuff readers may have seen over the last three years at TPM. That, of course, is why you’re a member. (Unless maybe you’re not a member. In which case you should absolutely become a member!)

Some examples:

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Where Things Stand: Biden Has Politicized The DOJ So We Must Make Sure The DOJ Is Properly Politicized, Trump Admin Officials Argue
This is your TPM evening briefing.

Jeffrey Clark, the man who sought to become attorney general in the tail days of the Trump administration so that he could steal the election, has teamed up with another former Trump administration official to put forward a plan to remake the DOJ the next time we have a Republican president.

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A Little Bit Of 2022 Déjà Vu In North Carolina?

In March, TPM reported on several years of Facebook comments by North Carolina’s Lieutenant Governor Mark Robinson that spanned an impressive range of bigotry that targeted gay people, Black people, immigrants of many backgrounds, and Jews. At one point he even seemed to question the Holocaust.

And yet, Robinson remains the leading contender to become the Republican candidate for governor of his state.

Astoundingly, a new report in the conservative publication The Dispatch suggests that Robinson himself may believe the enormous pile of damning past comments that TPM and other news outlets have surfaced publicly is just the tip of an even more enormous iceberg of toxic material contained in Democrats’ opposition research file, which has yet to drop in full.

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From Morning Memo:

Rep. George Santos (R-NY) has told a judge he’d rather be taken into custody pre-trial than reveal the donors who co-signed on his $500,000 bond.

Far-Right Legislators Who Made McCarthy Fight For Speakership Don’t Sound Keen On This Deal
George Santos Hit With Charges In Federal Probe: Reports
The charges remain under seal.
Supreme Court Ethics Reform Gets A Look In Senate Hearing
Matthew Kacsmaryk Dueling Opinions Cast Uncertainty Over Future Of Abortion Drug
One judge seeks to suspend FDA approval of abortion drug; another judge does the opposite
Insecure, Indicted Man Checks In With His Friends
INSIDE: Pence ... Dominion ... Santos ... Biden's Teeth
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