The big news from the last 48 hours is that the Biden White House actually did know in advance of the Mar-a-Lago raid, and in fact had been involved in the issue of the documents held at Mar-a-Lago since at least April of 2022 (and probably earlier). So the original claim that the Biden White House didn’t know about it was false.
That point has been gone over vigorously since it came out Monday night. But the latest information on the Mar-a-Lago/classified information dust-up also confirms my previous discussion of the classification issue (and here).
In addition to that discussion, I offer as preparation an excellent 7-odd minutes with Megyn Kelly and former CIA officer Bryan Dean Wright, which packages a pretty comprehensive overview of the things that matter. Continue reading “TOC Ready Room 24 August 2022: Notes on the Boxes of Mar-a-Lago; the end of an old order continues”