Several media outlets are reporting that Fed agents have gotten a Federal judge’s ok to search an ex-President‘s residence
There is no doubt that Donald Trump could the target in a criminal case….
And this may NOT be the Jan. 6 case either
This is a breaking story…..
More to come,..
The FBI executed a search warrant today at Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago resort in Palm Beach, Florida, CNN reports.
Trump himself confirmed the raid but declined to say why the FBI agents were at Mar-a-Lago, but he added “they even broke into my safe.”
The FBI executed a search warrant on Monday at Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago resort in Palm Beach, Florida, the former President confirmed to CNN.
New York Times: “The search, according to two people familiar with the investigation, appeared to be focused on material that Mr. Trump had brought with him to Mar-a-Lago, his private club and residence, after he left the White House. Those boxes contained many pages of classified documents.”…
New York Times reporter Maggie Haberman released a pair of photos to corroborate reporting in her forthcoming book that White House staffers regularly found ripped-up printed paper clogging a toilet in the presidential residence during former President Trump’s administration.
The photos, shared with Axios on Monday, reportedly show small pieces of paper in a toilet in the White House and another from an overseas trip….
If the FBI search of Donald Trump’s home and office at Mar-a-Lago is about classified documents taken from the White House, this part of the U.S. Code is could be important.
18 U.S. Code § 2071 – Concealment, removal, or mutilation generally
(a)Whoever willfully and unlawfully conceals, removes, mutilates, obliterates, or destroys, or attempts to do so, or, with intent to do so takes and carries away any record, proceeding, map, book, paper, document, or other thing, filed or deposited with any clerk or officer of any court of the United States, or in any public office, or with any judicial or public officer of the United States, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than three years, or both.
(b)Whoever, having the custody of any such record, proceeding, map, book, document, paper, or other thing, willfully and unlawfully conceals, removes, mutilates, obliterates, falsifies, or destroys the same, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than three years, or both; and shall forfeit his office and be disqualified from holding any office under the United States. As used in this subsection, the term “office” does not include the office held by any person as a retired officer of the Armed Forces of the United States.
However, Jason Willick notes you can’t impose qualifications on holding the presidency by statute — the qualifications are set out in the Constitution.
This seems to indeed be about classified stuff taken from the White House to Trump’s residence….
Not even about Jan. 6 ….
image….Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago estate is shown in Palm Beach, Fla., in July 2019. | AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee