FBI raid

The Mar-a-Lago Affidavit: Is That All There Is?

8/28/22
from The Wall Street Journal,
8/26/22:

The redacted 38-pages add to the evidence that the FBI search really was all about a dispute over documents and we can’t help but wonder is that it? This is why agents descended on a former President’s residence like they would a mob boss?

The search on Mar-a-Lago was disproportionate to the likely offense.

It’s hard to believe that a dispute over documents would yield a criminal indictment. Attorney General Merrick Garland would have to explain to the public why Mr. Trump’s behavior was so much more nefarious than other cases of mishandled classified documents. That includes former national security adviser Sandy Berger, who pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor. And Hillary Clinton, who got off with a sanctimonious lecture from then FBI director James Comey. We aren’t defending Mr. Trump’s behavior in any of this. He brings much of his trouble on himself. But his political enemies make it worse when they break political norms themselves. They also help Mr. Trump by making him into a political martyr. If you’re going to indict a former President, you’d better have him dead to rights on something bigger than mishandling documents.

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