Prosecutors Pursue Inquiry Into Trump’s Handling of Classified Material

A federal grand jury has issued at least one subpoena, and investigators are seeking interviews in the case of sensitive documents that ended up at the former president’s Florida home.

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How DeSantis Transformed Florida’s Political Identity

The state has become an unlikely laboratory for right-wing policy, pushed by a governor with presidential ambitions.

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Trump as a Modern-Day Party Boss: Hoarding Cash and Doling Out Favors

Hoarding cash, doling out favors and seeking to crush rivals, the former president is dominating the G.O.P., preparing for another race and helping loyalists oust officials who thwarted his attempted subversion of the 2020 election.

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Mar-a-Lago Machine: Trump as a Modern-Day Party Boss

Hoarding cash, doling out favors and seeking to crush rivals, the former president is dominating the G.O.P., preparing for another race and helping loyalists oust officials who thwarted his attempted subversion of the 2020 election.

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F.B.I. Preparing to Investigate How Classified Material Went to Trump’s Home

Federal authorities want to know more about how sensitive national security information came to be in 15 boxes of documents and mementos sent to Mar-a-Lago from the White House.

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Wealthy G.O.P. Donors Form Secret Coalitions to Wield More Influence

Eager to offset a Democratic advantage among so-called dark money groups, wealthy pro-Trump conservatives like Peter Thiel are involved in efforts to wield greater influence outside the traditional party machinery.

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Republicans Who Railed About Clinton Emails Are Quiet on Trump’s Records

Republicans once attacked Hillary Clinton for her handling of government records. But few showed outrage over news about former President Donald J. Trump’s White House records.

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Donald Trump Cancels Jan. 6 Event, After Allies Consider It a Distraction

A Mar-a-Lago news conference on the anniversary of the assault on the Capitol struck Republicans, including some advisers to the former president, as a bad idea.

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Michael Wolff: I’m Sure Trump Will Run for President in 2024

I’ve written three books about Donald Trump, and I spoke with him this spring. He won’t be able to resist the lure of the presidency.

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Donald Trump Is Starving

A glutton for attention is yanked away from the buffet.

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‘A Tremendous Complication’: G.O.P. Dances Around Trump’s Lingering Presence

A gathering of Republican leaders and top donors in Florida this weekend is less a reset of priorities and more a reminder of the tensions that Donald J. Trump instills in his party.

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Virus Partially Shuts Trump’s Florida Club

The club is set to play host to events during the Republican National Committee spring retreat in Florida next month. It has been Mr. Trump’s post-presidency base of operations.

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Trump Enraged by Defense Lawyers’ Performance

The former president was particularly angry at Bruce L. Castor Jr., one of his lawyers, for acknowledging the effectiveness of the House Democrats’ presentation.

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Can Trump Live in Mar-a-Lago? Palm Beach Leans Yes

The Palm Beach Town Council did not take a formal vote but was advised that former President Donald J. Trump should be considered a Mar-a-Lago employee.

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Trump Returns to Palm Beach, Where His Support Is Shaky

If former President Donald J. Trump intends to live in South Florida full time, he is likely to encounter some friction. (Though his fans are thrilled.)

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Trump Financial Disclosure Reveals a Business Upended by the Coronavirus Pandemic

Revenues for the Trump Organization fell nearly 38 percent in 2020 as the coronavirus took a steep toll on the hospitality industry. Mar-a-Lago was a bright spot.

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Trump Departs Vowing, ‘We Will Be Back in Some Form’

Defeated and twice impeached, the 45th president used his farewell remarks before a sparse crowd to brag about his record and wish luck to the incoming administration.

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They Prepare the White House for a New President. They Have 5 Hours.

Inauguration Day brings with it an awkward transition when one family moves in and another moves out, made all the more so this year by the coronavirus and President Trump’s stormy departure.

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Without Trump, or Masks, Mar-a-Lago Partied On

President Trump did not attend his private social club’s annual New Year’s Eve bash, which hundreds of guests attended despite the coronavirus.

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A Glitch in Trump’s Plan to Live at Mar-a-Lago: A Pact He Signed Says He Can’t

Neighbors of the president say he has violated the 1993 agreement he made with Palm Beach that allowed him to convert a private residence into a moneymaking club.

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Denial, and Resignation, From Trump and a Handful of Aides

Aides said the president had no plans to immediately deliver the kind of concession speech that has become traditional in past elections, and his campaign vowed to continue waging its legal battle across the country.

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Their First Try Backfired, but Giuliani and Allies Keep Aiming at Biden

The former New York mayor’s dirt-digging effort on Hunter Biden in 2019 ended with President Trump’s impeachment. Now he is back with new associates. So far it is not going exactly as planned.

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How Trump and Bolsonaro Broke Latin America’s Covid-19 Defenses

The two presidents drove out 10,000 Cuban doctors and nurses. They defunded the region’s leading health agency. They wrongly pushed hydroxychloroquine as a cure.

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7 Key Findings About Trump’s Reinvented Swamp

The president built a system of favor-seeking at his hotels and resorts that is unrivaled in modern American politics.

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Oh Lord, We’re Financing Trump

Next time your lawn needs a rehab, you know whom to bill.

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The Swamp Is Coming From Inside Trump’s Campaign

Lobbyists like David Urban, whose connections start at the very top, are thriving as they help the president’s re-election effort while aiding corporate clients.

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