What could the Mar-a-Lago search mean for Trump legally?

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Former president Donald Trump routinely ripped up papers while in office — and upon leaving the White House, took more than a dozen boxes of official records with him to Florida (including documents clearly marked as classified).

Now, as part of a federal investigation, the FBI has conducted a court-approved search of Trump’s residence at his Mar-a-Lago Club, over concern that Trump had not returned all of the documents, The Washington Post reports.

The search warrant reveals that the FBI found top-secret information there while looking for evidence of the violation of three potential crimes, including part of the Espionage Act.

If Trump were to be charged and found guilty of willfully hiding or destroying confidential and classified materials — a big if — some legal experts say he could be barred from being president again, depending on which law he broke. Other experts disagree.

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This article was written by Amber Phillips and originally published on www.washingtonpost.com