👋 Happy Sunday! No snappy intro to this week’s newsletter, just a reminder that we’re living through unprecedented times.
Donald Trump on Thursday became the first ex-president to be indicted for a crime, when Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg announced a long-awaited grand jury decision.
- This historic development, including the responses rippling through Michigan, tops our five big stories of the week.
That’s how former Michigan congressman Peter Meijer described Trump’s indictment on charges likely related to an alleged $130,000 hush money payment to adult film actress Stormy Daniels during the 2016 campaign.
🔴 Republicans like Meijer quickly came to Trump’s defense on social media, arguing the prosecution is politically motivated and is setting a damaging precedent.
- It’s “a mockery of our justice system,” U.S.