Trump running for president while fighting DOJ criminal charges


A video of former President Donald Trump speaking during a rally, as the House select committee investigating the Jan. 6, 2021, attack on the Capitol holds a hearing at the Capitol in Washington, Thursday, June 16, 2022.J. Scott Applewhite/AP Photo

  • The collective January 6 committee testimony has put Trump at the heart of the insurrection.

  • The embattled former president remains the odds-on favorite to run again in 2024.

  • Critics worry that nothing short of criminal prosecution — and maybe not even that — can stop him.

Some Republican operatives are holding out hope their party’s 2024 presidential primary voters will choose a new, more unifying leader at a time when Donald Trump’s legal fate is perhaps the biggest unknown in all of American politics.

It’s a long shot, and these GOP operatives know it given how often Trump has dodged scandals and with the current success of more than…

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