Last week amid intense pressure, Attorney General Merrick Garland made a big display of going before the cameras to tell us that the Justice Department was asking a court to make public the details justifying the FBI raid on Trump’s home.
Yesterday, the Justice Department abandoned its commitment to transparency. It suddenly reversed course, and is now refusing to tell us what the probable cause for the search was. Needless to say, Donald Trump is demanding the release of the full, unredacted FBI affidavit requesting the warrant.
I want to remind you of the Fourth Amendment to the Bill of Rights because these are the key words in this controversy.