Aug 16 • 26M

The Mar-a-Lago Warrant

"They stole my three Passports!" Trump learns about the Fourth, Fifth and Sixth Amendments, and Rudy learns he is a target for the Fulton County DA.

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Dear listeners,

Now we’ve seen the warrant! On this week’s show, we talk about the search of Mar-a-Lago, and what it tells us about why the FBI wanted to poke around there. We discuss how Merrick Garland avoided pulling a Comey, and when we might see the affidavit supporting the search warrant. We answer a question from a listener about how the government handles public trials involving classified documents it can’t share publicly, and we discuss how we might be able to assess whether a prosecution related to the offenses at issue here is worth the trouble.

Plus, for paying subscribers only: we continue on to discuss executive privilege, another listener question about the plain view doctrine, and what to do if the government takes your passports during a search. Plus: we also have an update on the civil deposition where the former president took the Fifth, the prospect that Rudy Giuliani might do the same once he finally takes a midnight train to Georgia, and what Lindsey Graham will do when testifying, since he’s been assured that he’s not the target of an investigation.

The free version of this episode is about 25 minutes and the full version for paid subscribers is 55 minutes. Paid subscribers: thank you very much for supporting our work. Free subscribers: if you’re ready to upgrade to paid, you’ll have access to the full episode as soon as you subscribe.

A local law enforcement officer is seen in front of the home of former President Donald Trump at Mar-A-Lago in Palm Beach, Florida on August 9, 2022. (Photo by Giorgio Viera/AFP via Getty Images)

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