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

A federal judge released a heavily redacted version of the FBI affidavit used to justify the search of Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago home on Friday, and we can’t help but wonder if that’s it? Is that why agents descended on the residence of a former president like they would a mob boss?

It is possible that the redactions in the version of the 38-page document contain an undisclosed bombshell. But given the contours of what the affidavit and attachments reveal, it really seems to come down to a battle over the handling of classified documents. The long introduction to the affidavit and other unredacted paragraphs all indicate that the FBI and the National Archives are concerned about the documents Mr. Trump kept at Mar-a-Lago and his lack of cooperation in not returning everything. what the federal government wanted.


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