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IU experts available to comment on political implications of FBI’s Mar-a-Lago search

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – Former President Donald Trump’s residence in Palm Beach, Florida, was searched Monday by the FBI as part of an investigation into whether sensitive documents were taken there instead of being sent to the National Archives when Trump left office. Trump and other prominent Republicans are claiming the search is a politically motivated attack on the former president. Indiana University political science experts are available to comment on the implications of the FBI’s search. 

For more information, contact Marah Yankey at mqharbis@iu.edu or 812-856-1442.

Aaron Dusso
IUPUI

Aaron Dusso

Department of Political Science, School of Liberal Arts

Aaron Dusso is an associate professor and chair of the Department of Political Science in the School of Liberal Arts. His work focuses primarily on the political psychology of electoral behavior, with an emphasis on the Big Five personality traits, authoritarianism, civic aptitude and correct voting. His secondary focus is on organized interests, lobbying and influence.

Expertise

U.S. politics, voting and elections, public opinion, lobbying.

Steven Webster
IU Bloomington

Steven Webster

Department of Political Science

Steven Webster, an assistant professor of political science at IU Bloomington, focuses his research on the role of anger in American politics. His book, “American Rage: How Anger Shapes Our Politics,” was published in 2020 by Cambridge University Press. He has also written extensively on the growth of “negative partisanship” in the American electorate, as well as the growing amount of polarization between Democrats and Republicans.

Expertise

Anger and politics, polarization, voting behavior, public opinion.

Gerald Wright
IU Bloomington

Gerald Wright

Department of Political Science

Expertise

American politics: public opinion, elections, state politics, legislative politics.
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