Lawrence O’Donnell talks to three highly qualified, serious-minded people (a former US Solicitor General, former FBI General Counsel, and a current national security attorney) about the search for documents at Mar-a-Lago. Around 2:14 he asks them to respond to Trump’s defense. Watch their faces. They seem to be keeping themselves from laughing out loud, but can’t help but smile and smirk.
Of course, this is what Trump ALWAYS does. He throws out insane, contradictory, and downright idiotic excuses for everything, and hopes that something will stick. Or at the very least, enrages his base so that they start repeating it often enough for it to have even a smidgen patina of truth to it, and if nothing else, will serve to confuse the general public.
And remember all the GOP hearings against Hillary Clinton that investigated if she had mishandled classified information on her email server. Based on just the information we have right now, we absolutely know that what Trump did is so much worse than what Clinton did. So saying that searching Mar-a-Lago was a witch hunt is bullshit, pure and simple. Given what Republicans did investigating Clinton, they should be all for investigating Trump on this matter.
UPDATE: As pointed out in the video, Republicans, including Trump, are also claiming that the FBI planted the documents they “found” at Mar-a-Lago. Not only does this conflict with Trump’s claim that he declassified the documents, remember that the FBI Director, Christopher Wray, was nominated by Trump in 2017.