What the Mar-a-Lago search portends for the US, and a president
The FBI took an unprecedented step of searching a former president’s residence. To Trump supporters, it smacked of political retribution. To opponents, the search – which a judge signed off on – shows that no one is above the law.
The FBI search of former President Donald Trump’s cherished Mar-a-Lago retreat represents one of the most politically sensitive – and possibly explosive – law enforcement actions ever taken by the United States Department of Justice.
To Mr. Trump’s opponents the sweep indicates that the Justice Department seems determined to hold...