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Donald Trump is facing seven federal criminal charges. They relate to his handling of classified material upon leaving office and then obstructing the government’s efforts to reclaim them.
Michael S. Schmidt, who covers national security and federal investigations for The Times, talks about what this will mean for Mr. Trump, and for President Biden, whose administration will now be prosecuting his biggest potential rival for the White House.
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Mr. Trump is the first former president in U.S. history to face federal charges.
The former president had assailed Hillary Clinton for her handling of sensitive information. Now, the same issue threatens his chances of reclaiming the White House.
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Michael S. Schmidt contributed reporting.
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