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Trump indictment: As legal peril grows, so does political divide

Posted on AllSides June 9th, 2023
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Jon Elswick/AP/File

The first-ever federal prosecution of a once and possibly future president threatens to be a fraught national experience that may harden beliefs and widen divisions in America’s already polarized political environment.

The 38-count indictment of former President Donald Trump and an aide alleges obstruction and mishandling of classified materials, including documents concerning nuclear programs and potential vulnerabilities of the United States and its allies. But even before the charges were unsealed, Democrats and many Republicans in Washington were reacting to the news as if commenting on entirely different events.

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