FBI raid turning Trump into a ‘martyr,’ roils 2024 presidential race

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Political prognosticators said the raid on former President Donald Trump’s Florida home will turn the former president into a “martyr,” though in the near term some of his political opponents seem to be benefitting more than Mr. Trump.

Republican lawmakers have rallied to Mr. Trump in the wake of the FBI’s action on Monday, which reportedly concerns a search for documents that he was supposed to have turned over to the National Archives when he left the White House.

House GOP lawmakers say if they capture control of the chamber in November they will investigate the FBI and Justice Department. House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy instructed Attorney General Merrick Garland to “preserve your documents” in preparation for the probe.

Analysts say they expect rank-and-file GOP voters, and perhaps others, to share Republican lawmakers’ skepticism of such an unprecedented action against a former president amid a heated campaign season.
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