10 things you need to know today: June 8, 2023

Prosecutors signal Trump could be indicted soon in Mar-a-Lago document case, smoke from Canada wildfires hits N.Y. with its worst air quality on record, and more

New York's skyline covered in orange wildfire smoke
75 million people were under air-quality alerts in the Northeast
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1. Reports: Prosecutors close to seeking Trump indictment

Federal prosecutors are close to asking a grand jury to indict former President Donald Trump on criminal charges related to his handling of classified documents found at his Mar-a-Lago estate in Palm Beach, Florida, several news outlets reported Wednesday. Trump has been notified he's a target of a criminal investigation, and The Independent, a British newspaper, reported that the Justice Department could seek an indictment as soon as Thursday. The Justice Department is likely to pursue any charges in a courthouse near Trump's Florida home, The Washington Post reported, citing people familiar with the matter. Much of special counsel Jack Smith's investigation has been before a Washington, D.C., grand jury, but prosecutors believe filing the case in Florida will eliminate potential challenges over the venue.

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Harold Maass is a contributing editor at The Week. He has been writing for The Week since the 2001 debut of the U.S. print edition and served as editor of TheWeek.com when it launched in 2008. Harold started his career as a newspaper reporter in South Florida and Haiti. He has previously worked for a variety of news outlets, including The Miami Herald, ABC News and Fox News, and for several years wrote a daily roundup of financial news for The Week and Yahoo Finance.