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Political World Reacts To Donald Trump Federal Indictment

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By- USA NATIONAL POST

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1. Trump, with a post on his social media site, started a cavalcade of reports of charges connected to his handling of classified documents after his presidency, which magnifies his legal exposure amid a comeback bid for the White House.

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2. The indictment will test the strength of the former president’s sway in the party as he fights off a field of challenges in the Republican presidential primary. Former Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson, a primary opponent of the president, called for Trump to drop out in a statement.

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3. "While Donald Trump is entitled to the presumption of innocence, the ongoing criminal proceedings will be a major distraction. This reaffirms the need for Donald Trump to respect the office and end his campaign," Hutchinson said.

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4. The special counsel in the document probe, Smith, took charge of the case last year when Attorney General Merrick B. Garland put him in charge of two grand jury probes into Trump after his reelection announcement.

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5. Federal investigators searched Mar-a-Lago in August after an 18-month dispute with the National Archives and Records Administration over documents Trump took with him after the end of his term.

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6. “America has become a sick and broken nation—a decline led by Joe Biden and power hungry Democrats. I will not be intimidated by this weaponization of government,” Budowich tweeted Wednesday.

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7. The former president will likely challenge many aspects of the case in the legal system, as he did the initial search of his club last year.

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1. That ultimately failed effort to throw out evidence collected during the search also provided the public with its best look so far into the investigation that led to the unprecedented search of Mar-a-Lago last year.

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