The affidavit revealed that, as MSNBC’s Ari Melber put it, the FBI and DOJ are investigating possible criminal activity in Trump’s home.
Video from Ari Melber:
Melber said on his MSNBC show The Beat:
When you get a request like this, you go from the general claims to the specific ones. Is it one page or two, is it three? Well, we learned today in greater detail than before that there are many, many such pages and that means there are many things that a judge has independently verified must be credibly necessary to remain secret that pertain to what Donald Trump and other people for God’s sake were down at Mar-a-Lago. That’s bad for him.
And another thing, the evidence here shows that the FBI and DOJ claim they were looking into possible criminal activity in Trump’s home. Let me repeat. Criminal activity, suspected at Mar-a-Lago. Now we don’t know exactly who is suspected of that activity. But again, for the first time we have this explicit reference to the probable cause that evidence of obstruction would be found in that same location. With all caution and all care, that’s what we teach.
Trump and his defenders constantly suggest that the FBI search was about classified documents, but if the search was only about the documents, the investigation would have ended after the documents were recovered.
The ongoing nature of the investigation means that the police are investigating criminal activities. Melber was right. We don’t know who is suspected of a crime, but the FBI searched Trump’s home and found classified documents in his personal office.
That’s a pretty big hint as to who the focus of the investigation is.
The police have never investigated criminal activity in the home of an ex-president. It’s easy to become desensitized to Trump because he commits crimes just as naturally as other people breathe, but the fact that the police are investigating his home as a crime scene is huge and should not be overlooked.
Mr Easley is the editor in chief. He is also a White House Press Pool and a congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a bachelor’s degree in political science. His graduation work focused on public policy, with a specialization in social reform movements.
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