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    As former President Donald J. Trump addressed supporters in Waco, Texas, he claimed that his legal predicament “probably makes me the most innocent man in the history of our country.”
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    Trump Puts His Legal Peril at Center of First Big Rally for 2024

    Facing a potential indictment, the former president devoted much of his speech in Waco, Texas, to criticizing the justice system, though his attacks were less personal and caustic than in recent days.

     By Michael C. Bender and

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      Former President Donald J. Trump, who is again campaigning for the White House, has called the investigation a politically motivated “witch hunt.”
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      Trump, Escalating Attacks, Raises Specter of Violence if He Is Charged

      In an overnight post, the former president warned of “potential death and destruction” if he was indicted. Hours later, the Manhattan district attorney’s office received a threatening letter.

       By Maggie HabermanJonah E. Bromwich and

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      Recent court actions have indicated that prosecutors have continued to construct a case around former President Donald J. Trump’s handling of classified documents.
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      Court Action Underscores Peril for Trump in Documents Investigation

      Federal prosecutors continue to build a case that the former president obstructed efforts by the government to reclaim classified material and that he may have misled his own lawyer.

       By Maggie HabermanAlan FeuerBen Protess and

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    Attorney General Merrick B. Garland appears keenly aware that the prosecution of a former president has enormous political consequences.
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    Trump Inquiries Present a Stress Test for Justice in a Polarized Nation

    Attorney General Merrick Garland and other prosecutors have sought to demonstrate that politics should not infect the justice system. Those efforts face a steep challenge as the Trump investigations move ahead.

     By Glenn Thrush and