What in the name of juris prudence are we to make of the news that exploded this evening?
The FBI has walked into the home of the immediate past U.S. president to search for who knows what. The announcement comes on the eve of the 48th anniversary of the date Richard Nixon resigned the presidency as the Watergate scandal unraveled everything in sight.
Let’s understand what the so-called “raid” at Mar-a-Lago entails.
A federal judge had to sign off on a Justice Department request to allow the agents to look for evidence of specific allegations of criminal wrongdoing.
Thus, this is not just some rogue agency running amok. It is the result of a federal judge determining that the FBI had enough to justify a thorough search of a former president’s home.
There appears to be building evidence that Donald Trump broke more than one federal law when he squirreled federal documents away as he was preparing to vacate the White House after the 2020 election.
We don’t know what the FBI was seeking. It will become known in due course.
However, from my perch, it looks for all the world that the feds have the goods on the individual who gave the finger to the oath he took to protect the government.