With a single word - 'lover' - Trump employs familiar playbook in tweaking his investigators


February 2, 2024

WASHINGTON (AP) — Each time Donald Trump refers to a Georgia prosecutor 's colleague as her "lover," he's invoking a strikingly familiar turn of phrase.

After all, Trump as president repeatedly used the same word to mock two FBI officials, including an agent who helped lead the Russia election interference probe, after revelations that the pair had an extramarital relationship and had traded pejorative text messages about him.

Throughout years of scrutiny from prosecutors, culminating in 91 felony counts, Trump has repeatedly sought to deflect attention from himself by making the personal live...

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