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DOJ Is Likely to Wait Past Midterms to Reveal Any Trump Charges

  • Long-held policy prevents prosecutors from impacting elections
  • Charges could still be filed under seal before the election
Bloomberg business news
Federal prosecutors are likely to wait until after the November election to announce any charges against Donald Trump, if they determine he broke laws.Source: Bloomberg

Federal prosecutors are likely to wait until after the November election to announce any charges against Donald Trump, if they determine he broke laws, according to people familiar.

The unprecedented prospect of bringing charges against a former US president is creating intense scrutiny of the Justice Department in the aftermath of its search of his home at Mar-a-Lago. A separate DOJ probe is focused on his effort to overturn the 2020 election, which he lost to President Joe Biden.