“It is impossible to imagine the events of January 6 occurring without President Trump creating a powder keg, striking a match, and then seeking personal advantage from the ensuing havoc … President Trump’s responsibility for the events of January 6 is unmistakable … President Trump’s effort to extend his grip on power by fomenting violence against Congress was a profound violation of the oath he swore.” Here is an overview of the charges against the president, and the defense his lawyers will offer. Impeachment managers call Trump “singularly responsible” for Capitol riots.

+ You can read the whole brief here.

+ “January was Sen. Josh Hawley’s best fundraising month—by far—since his 2018 election, with a flood of small-dollar donations more than eclipsing the corporate cash he lost after leading an effort to block certification of President Biden’s Electoral College win.” (I’ll pause here to give you time to mop up the coffee you just spit-took across the room … OK, let’s move on.)