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Could Trump be prevented from running? We answered your questions.

Deputy politics editor Brianna Tucker and national correspondent Matt Brown answered questions about the indictment

Former president Donald Trump disembarks his plane as he lands at Quad City International Airport in Moline, Ill., on March 13. (Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post)

Former president Donald Trump on Tuesday is set to appear in court in New York, where he will be arraigned and hear the charges against him.

I’m Brianna Tucker, a deputy politics editor for The Washington Post. I’ve covered Congress, climate and three election cycles, and I was tuned in during all 15 voting rounds of Republican Rep. Kevin McCarthy’s path to the House speakership — shout-out to C-SPAN. I answer your questions every Tuesday about politics and 2024 and share the inside scoop from our reporters on the campaign trail.

For this week’s chat, I was joined by national correspondent Matt Brown, who recently wrote about the status of investigations involving Trump. Matt covers threats to democratic institutions, voting rights, political polarization and civic engagement. He was previously based in Atlanta, reporting on Georgia’s election laws, the 2022 midterms and the increasingly diverse electorate.

This chat is over, but you can read a transcript of it below. Questions may be edited for accuracy and clarity.

Alexandra Pannoni, newsroom talent & community editor, produced this Q&A.