Well, well, well. Oh well:
Former President Donald J. Trump said on Monday that the F.B.I. had searched his Palm Beach, Fla., home and had broken open a safe — an account that, if accurate, would be a dramatic escalation in the various investigations into the former president.
The search, according to two people familiar with the investigation, appeared to be focused on material that Mr. Trump had brought with him to Mar-a-Lago, his private club and residence, after he left the White House. Those boxes contained many pages of classified documents, according to a person familiar with their contents.
Mr. Trump delayed returning 15 boxes of material requested by officials with the National Archives for many months, only doing so when there became a threat of action being taken to retrieve them.
Sadly, this analogy will surely appear in Tucker’s monologue:
“They even broke into my safe!” he wrote. “What is the difference between this and Watergate, where operatives broke into the Democrat National Committee? Here, in reverse, Democrats broke into the home of the 45th President of the United States.”
I, myself, can think of a few relevant differences.
This useful thread by the generally cautious Ken White reaches the following conclusion:
/14 A search doesn't ensure they will charge Trump — or anyone –but it suggests they've found the political will to do so if necessary and overcome any policy or legal theory reasons not to move forward.
The very unlikely (Trump being charged) has become fully plausible.— ComprisedHat (@Popehat) August 8, 2022