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Trump Search’s Revelations Open New Political Front for Midterms

  • Unsealed warrant shows Trump had classified records in home
  • Republicans running on the economy may be put on defensive
Donald Trump

Donald Trump

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Revelations that authorities seized classified material from Donald Trump are poised to shift the political ground ahead of US midterm elections and a potential 2024 run by the former president.

Although the fallout from a remarkable week is just beginning, the search at Trump’s resort in Florida is certain to seep into the November races that will determine party control of Congress, and it promises to keep a focus on Trump rather than inflation and other issues Republicans want to use against Democrats. It’s also likely to affect the next presidential election.