Trump allies insist FBI raid, potential Espionage Act investigation only strengthen his standing in a 2024 Republican presidential primary

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Republican strategists argue that a DOJ investigation will help Trump with GOP primary voters.
Trump has long been able to spin his legal troubles to the Republican base as political persecution.
“I think it makes him pretty much unbeatable in a primary,” one strategist said.

Former President Donald Trump is being investigated for potential crimes related to his handling of documents that could threaten US national security — a fact that may well strengthen his desire to run for a second term in 2024 and make him “unbeatable” in a Republican primary, according to allies and GOP strategists.

On Friday, a federal judge unsealed a search warrant and receipt of goods that shows the Department of Justice seized top secret documents from Trump’s Mar-a-Lago resort and that he could be charged with obstructing an investigation and violating the Espionage Act.

That revelation would be a death sentence for many other politicians.

But after years of priming his supporters to…

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