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House Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) meets with sixth-grade students from California in the Rayburn Room on Capitol Hill in Washington on March 8. (Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post)

Post Politics Now McCarthy downplays possible hush-money case against Trump

Updated March 21, 2023 at 8:10 p.m. EDT|Published March 21, 2023 at 6:46 a.m. EDT
Today, House Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) sought to downplay a potential criminal case related to a 2016 hush-money payment by Donald Trump, saying it involved “personal money” and shouldn’t be prosecuted under the statute of limitations. He made the comments at a retreat in Orlando, where House Republicans have been peppered with questions about a potential indictment of Trump, which could come in New York as early as this week. Trump would be the first former U.S. president to be indicted.  
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