On Mar-a-Lago search, GOP sides against the law with a lawless ex-president
Former President Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago resort in Palm Beach, Florida. - Charles Trainor Jr./Miami Herald/TNS

It will be some time before the nation knows exactly what the FBI was looking for, and what it found, during Monday’s search of former President Donald Trump’s Florida home and resort. But the known factors so far all point to a strong presumption of legitimacy for the operation. FBI Director Christopher Wray is a Trump appointee. Attorney General Merrick Garland is known for his caution. A judge had to affirm the probability of finding evidence of criminality before granting the warrant. And Trump himself has a documented history of mishandling classified records. Yet Republicans from Florida...