With FBI Raid, Merrick Garland Has No Choice But to Go Big on the Trump Probe

Opinion August 9, 2022 News
With FBI Raid, Merrick Garland Has No Choice But to Go Big on the Trump Probe

From Mother Jones | Politics by David Corn, Washington DC Bureau Chief

Merrick Garland has forced his own hand.

With the surprise FBI raid on Donald Trump’s much-cherished Mar-a-Lago residence and club, the attorney general has set up a serious test for himself, the Justice Department, and the FBI: to prove this unprecedented act was fully justified. To do that, the feds will eventually have to produce an indictment.

Consequently, Garland and FBI Director Chris Wray, who each presumably okayed the FBI search, have created a powerful incentive for a thorough investigation that will yield public evidence of Trump-related wrongdoing.

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