When Donald Trump’s Florida home was searched by the FBI, it unleashed a political firestorm unlike anything in recent memory.
The story is complicated and many questions remain. Here’s what we know so far.
In short, because the US Department of Justice suspects the former president may have committed a crime.
The department is conducting a criminal investigation over the improper removal and storage of classified information.
On 8 August, FBI agents gathered evidence as part of this investigation into whether Mr Trump improperly removed government records from the White House and took them to his Florida estate, Mar-a-Lago.
It’s worth noting here that US presidents must transfer all of their documents and emails to a government agency called the National Archives once they leave office.
And earlier this year, that agency said it had retrieved 15 boxes of papers from Mar-a-Lago which Mr Trump should have handed over when he left the White House. That discovery is what triggered…