Why Trump can legally run for president despite indictments

Posted on AllSides June 9th, 2023
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Former President Trump has been indicted twice — and faces potential criminal convictions — but he's not barred from running for or assuming presidential office.

Why it matters: While Trump is the first former U.S. president to face criminal charges, his legal peril doesn't endanger his legally viable path to a second term — and could even be a boon politically, experts told Axios.

Trump faces 37 felony counts related to retaining classified information and obstruction of justice in a federal classified documents probe, an indictment unsealed Friday shows.

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