10 things you need to know today: June 12, 2023

Trump set to be arraigned as Barr warns he could be 'toast,' former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi dies at 86, and more

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Silvio Berlusconi built Italy's largest media company before upending the country's politics
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1. Barr warns Trump is 'toast' if indictment claims are true

Former President Donald Trump is scheduled to turn himself in for arraignment in Miami on Tuesday and expected to plead not guilty to the 37 felony counts detailed in a Justice Department indictment unsealed Friday. Trump spent the weekend proclaiming his innocence and attacking the investigation. Some of the most damning evidence came from notes kept by one of Trump's own lawyers, M. Evan Corcoran, who wrote that Trump pressured him to prevent investigators from taking back classified material, according to The New York Times. It's important to hear Trump's legal defense, but "if even half" of the "damning" indictment's charges are "true, then he's toast," former Attorney General William Barr told Fox News Sunday.

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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.