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    Grassroots Gumshoes Probe for Presidential Misdeeds

    They can handle the truth. As special counsel Robert Mueller leads a team in Washington that’s investigating the Trump administration, amateurs elsewhere are hoping to dig up some dirt on their own. From San Francisco to Northern Ireland, these small-time sleuths scour old newspapers, court documents and other public records for what they’re convinced is evidence that could be the last straw for Trump’s presidency. They might sound like crackpots, but some lawyers say their grassroots gumption could actually help uncover details that highly paid investigators might miss.

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