Brandon Van Grack spoke to USAToday about the FBI search of former President Trump's Mar-a-Lago home as part of an investigation into allegations of classified documents being illegally removed from the White House.

"The fact that they obtained a search warrant and knew what to look for suggests that the FBI has conducted numerous interviews. Which is all to say that there is a very real risk of criminal charges," said Brandon.

While mishandling classified information, specifically statute 18 U.S. Code 1924, has a maximum penalty of five years of imprisonment, Brandon continued, there is "still a very high hurdle" to criminally prosecuting a former president for violating it.

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