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Opinion Merrick Garland’s surprise announcement calls the Trump-GOP bluff

Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago resort was searched by FBI agents at the end of last week. Ruben Navarrette: Attorney General Merrick Garland has asked a court to unseal the warrant that led to the search. He says there is a strong public interest in understanding why the government conducted the search, but that interest was created in part by Trump’s decision to reveal that it happened, and by Republicans who keep casting it as a deep state conspiracy, he says. Navarlette: If the court brings transparency to the warrant, he is essentially saying, you can see for yourself what we’re after — and whether we're the jackbooted federal thugs you say we are. Trump can stop its unsealing, meaning he can

There is a more responsible, alternate way for Republicans to react to the search. They could reasonably suggest that the search raises questions for the public that deserve answers. Such a stance might actually