Early in the fateful year of 2020, Donald Trump plainly laid out his distortion tactics during a speech to a Veterans of Foreign Wars convention in Missouri: “Just remember, what you are seeing and what you are reading is not what’s happening. Just stick with us.” It was part of a long tradition of Trump telling people not to believe what they see and hear. Luckily, Jack Smith is not one of the people who took that advice. Trump “has received a letter informing him that he is a target of the Justice Department’s investigation into efforts to overturn the results of the 2020 presidential election, an indication he could soon be charged by U.S. prosecutors.” This news was broken by Trump himself, which would ordinarily be cause to doubt its veracity. But in this case, we all saw and heard exactly what Trump did in real time.

+ Israel briefly lent the U.S. treasured antiquities in 2019. They’re now reportedly at Trump’s Mar-a-Lago. (This guy is a criminal of biblical proportions.)