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The Risks of Trump’s Showdown With the FBI

Trump supporters outside Mar-A-Lago in Palm Beach, Florida on Tuesday.

Trump supporters outside Mar-A-Lago in Palm Beach, Florida on Tuesday.

Photographer: Eva Marie Uzcategui/Bloomberg

The high-stakes confrontation between Donald Trump and the US Justice Department has taken another twist.

The former president said late yesterday he supported the “immediate release” of documents related to the FBI’s search of his Mar-a-Lago property, including the warrant and a receipt of items — though not the more detailed accompanying affidavit — that Attorney General Merrick Garland had called for earlier.