Back then in the summer of 2015, there was no raid of Mrs. Clinton's home in Chappaqua, N.Y., where the server has been operated. In fact, the former secretary of state's lawyer, David Kendall, was allowed to keep a thumb drive of the archive of her inbox — complete with classified materials — inside his office.
The FBI even approved a special safe for Kendall to use to store the classified materials. In the end, Mrs. Clinton faced no prosecution because then-FBI Director James Comey refused to send the matter to DOJ even though he declared her handling of classified emails as reckless.
The disparate handling of two cases involving famous figures led immediately to charges Monday night that the FBI was acting with a political double standard.
Conservative radio and TV host Mark Levin, former chief of staff to Reagan Attorney General Ed Meese, called the raid Monday on Trump's home and office in Florida "an unprecedented act of state-sponsored lawlessness."
"Millions have rightly lost faith in the DOJ, FBI, media, and Congress, and this is beyond anything I can ever recall," he said in a tweet, adding the raid left the perception Joe Biden or his administration was seeking to harm the man who might run against him again in 2024.