The Federal Bureau of Investigation executed a search warrant on Donald Trump’s offices and personal quarters at his Mar-a-Lago resort yesterday. The search appeared to be related to tracking down presidential documents that Trump may have illegally commandeered and removed from the White House.
Legal expert Kristi Noem says this law enforcement action is a crime against Republican humanity:
Funny that the execution of a search warrant can be branded “un-American”. Is it un-American to search for possibly classified material to make sure it is properly secured and does not fall into the wrong hands? Is it un-American to hold a citizen accountable for mishandling sensitive government documents? Is it un-American to subject an object of Kristi Noem’s political affectation to legal consequences, even if that object happened or happens to be a candidate for office?
But Noem is offering neither informed nor original commentary on standard law enforcement operations. Noem here is simply repeating the “weaponization” charge that must have gone out in a talking points memo to every Republican. Absent any specific knowledge about the search warrant or the evidence that prompted, Noem’s statement is baseless hyperbole. None of us can say whether this legal search was proper or political until we see the warrant and the evidence.