The U.S. Justice Department has asked a judge to make public the warrant that authorized an FBI search on Aug. 8 after reports an unknown amount of White House records may have been improperly stored at former president Donald Trump’s estate in Florida.
No former U.S. president has ever been criminally charged with mishandling records, and in the two most high-profile cases in recent years adjudicated in the courts, the consequences did not involve prison time.
There are multiple statutes carrying significant penalties for the illegal possession of classified material, and a range of other individuals ranging from intelligence analysts, federal law
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