Making exceptions to laws weakens them

The documents stored in former President Donald Trump's home were not his to keep.

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August 15, 2022 - 4:18 PM

U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland addressed the FBI's recent search of former President Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago residence. (Drew Angerer/Getty Images/TNS)

We now know the FBI’s seizure on former President Donald Trump’s home was not merely a fishing expedition.

Last week, federal agents seized 11 boxes that included top secret and even higher-level classified materials.

Ever since Mr. Trump’s  Jan. 20, 2021 departure, officials with the National Archives have tried repeatedly to secure the material. Earlier this year, he handed over 15 boxes, failing to divulge there were more.

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