With a third impeachment against Donald Trump now looking quite likely — this one involving his attempts to stay in power after losing the 2020 election — today’s bulletin will cover three big questions about the case.

One, what would be the specifics of such an accusation? Two, would an indictment include significant new evidence, or focus on information already known? Three, what are the chances that Trump will ever face prison time?

Yesterday, Trump said he received a letter confirming he is a target in the federal investigation into his attempts to stay in power after the 2020 election, including any role in inciting the January 6 attacks. Such a letter is typically a sign of impending indictment, wrote my colleague Charlie Savage. Any charges will take months to work through the legal system.

On what grounds could Trump be impeached? Several possibilities exist: his attempts to prevent the congress of January 6, 2021; potential fraud related to fundraising; and efforts to recruit so-called bogus electors from states he narrowly lost. (Hours after Trump revealed the letter, Michigan authorities charged 16 people in the fraudulent election scheme.)

We only know a little bit about where prosecutors are focusing, and that information comes from the letter to Trump. It cited statutes that could be applied in a prosecution, including a possible charge of conspiracy to defraud the United States and a broad charge related to violation of rights.

Without seeing the evidence, experts aren’t sure how strong the case against Trump is. In the investigation into classified documents, investigators uncovered new evidence, including photos of documents in a bathroom at Trump’s Florida home and Trump suggesting in a recording that he knew he shouldn’t have the papers. So far, the public evidence surrounding Trump’s attempts to cling to power is less explicit.

Consider Trump’s involvement in the Jan. 6 riots: He made suggestive comments, including earlier that day at a rally in Washington. But none of them were express orders for an attack, and he later urged his supporters who had breached the Capitol to disperse.

Trump “is often both all over the place and yet somewhat careful not to cross certain lines,” said my colleague Maggie Haberman, who covers Trump. “At his rally on the Ellipse on January 6, he told people to go ‘peacefully and patriotically’ but also directed them to the Capitol with apocalyptic language about the election. Often, people around him understand the implications of words, even when he’s not straight.”

(He also tried to redo January 6 in a more positive light, Maggie explained.)

If investigators have evidence that more directly ties Trump to any potential charges, we’ll know in the coming days or weeks if an indictment is filed and made public.

In addition to this case, Trump is already facing state charges in New York of falsifying business records to cover up potential sex scandals before the 2016 election as well as federal charges in the confidential documents case. And Trump may face separate state charges in Georgia for his attempts to stay in power; a local prosecutor is expected to announce a charging decision soon.

Any of these cases could lead to a conviction and prison time. Or Trump could beat the charges in court.

There is one other possibility that his advisers have suggested: He could win the 2024 election, perhaps by making it too difficult to imprison him or by allowing him to use the powers of the presidency to drop the federal investigations and charges.

“When he was charged in the documents investigation, his advisers were blunt that in their view, he must win the election as a defense against possible jail time,” Maggie wrote yesterday. “That only increases with an indictment related to Jan. 6 at the federal level.”

The circumstances put Trump’s presidential campaign in a different light. He is not running, as politicians usually do, just to push a political agenda, establish his legacy or gain power. He also runs for self-preservation.

The US has never faced this scenario. Experts are divided on whether and how Trump might act as president if he were sentenced to prison. No one knows for sure how America’s political and criminal justice systems would handle that outcome. As Jessica Levinson, an election law expert, told The Times, “I don’t think the cads ever thought we’d be in this situation.”

  • Some Republican presidential candidates have been more critical of Trump than they were before his earlier legal troubles. “We cannot continue to deal with this drama,” Nikki Haley said.

  • Other primary rivals remained more silent. Ron DeSantis said Trump “should have come out stronger” against the Jan. 6 rioters, but added, “I hope he doesn’t get indicted.”

  • The judge overseeing the classified documents case expressed skepticism about prosecutors’ request to start the trial as soon as December and about Trump’s desire to delay it until after the presidential election.

  • Henry Kissinger, the 100-year-old former secretary of state, made a surprise visit to Beijing to meet with Chinese leaders.

  • Data briefly released from one Chinese province suggested it may have had as many Covid deaths this year as the government has admitted across the continent during the entire pandemic.

  • An American soldier facing assault charges in South Korea raced into North Korea, which took him into custody.

  • An Australian man was rescued with his dog after three months lost at sea. He said he survived on raw tuna and rainwater.

The FDA’s approval of over-the-counter birth control is a promising sign for other medical advances that could help offset state abortion bans, Dr. Daniel Grossman writes

House cleaning in the Russian army after Yevgeny Prigozhin’s rebellion will only worsen its campaign in Ukraine, Dara Massicot writes

Here is a column from Carlos Lozada about competing views of the relations between the United States and China.

Party report: Zucchini and celebrities in Gwyneth Paltrow’s backyard in the Hamptons.

Wherever I go, there you are: Young people use apps like Find My Friends to lovingly keep tabs on each other.

Language haven: Descendants of Holocaust survivors in Australia are trying to preserve Yiddish.

Lives Lived: Angelo Mozilo led Countrywide Financial as it grew into one of the nation’s largest mortgage lenders and then crashed in the financial crisis in 2008. He died at 84.

Major interests: Rory McIlroy and Scottie Scheffler are among the golfers facing the most pressure this week at the British Open.

Another Northwestern lawsuit: Former Wildcats football player accused former head coach Pat Fitzgerald of negligence in the school’s bullying scandal.

Voices of rap: Fifty years after hip-hop was born, The Times asked 50 artists to recount their time in the genre – how they discovered hip-hop, launched their careers and carved out places in its history. Together, they form a hip family tree that connects old-school figures like DMC and Kool Moe Dee to modern stars like Ice Spice and Lil Baby.

  • As a film about a product, “Barbie” can only push so far – but has moments of something like enlightenment, writes Manohla Dargis. Read her review.

  • Country Music Television pulled a video for Jason Aldean’s song “Try That in a Small Town” that was filmed at the site of a lynching.

  • Police searched a Nevada home in connection with the unsolved 1996 murder of Tupac Shakur.

Take a look the season finale of “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia,” where Dennis tries to have a relaxing beach day.

a book cruise, and join other first-time passengers looking for a deal.

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