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In legal peril, Trump tries to shift the spotlight to Biden

By Michael D. Shear

15 Jun 2023 · 4 min read

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  1. Former President Donald Trump and his allies are attempting to undermine the charges against him by accusing President Joe Biden of corruption and political interference.

WASHINGTON — Under indictment and enraged, former President Donald Trump — with the help of Republican allies, social media supporters and Fox News — is lashing out at his successor in the hopes of undermining the charges against him.

“A corrupt sitting president!” Trump blared Tuesday night after being arrested and pleading not guilty in Miami. “The Biden administration has turned us into a banana republic,” one of his longtime advisers wrote in a fundraising email. “Wannabe dictator,” read a chyron on Fox News, accusing President Joe Biden of having his political rival arrested.

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