LFM Partner Daren H. Firestone explains legal implications of FBI’s Mar-a-Lago search

After news of the FBI’s search of former president Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago home, CNN and Law360 asked Levy Firestone Muse partner Daren Firestone about the implications:

For investigators to escalate their probe with a search, “there would have to be something serious enough that would merit more than a slap on the wrist,” Firestone, now a partner at the DC-based firm Levy Firestone Muse, said.

Firestone also said that whatever Garland’s plans, he would not have signed off on the search unless he had reason to believe that a piece of evidence at Mar-a-Lago could demonstrate not just that Trump held onto government documents, but that he did so with some nefarious intent.