Reader's View: Bank robbers have storage disputes, too

Willie Sutton apparently didn’t realize he could have pleaded for clemency.

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You have to admire the audacity of former President Donald Trump’s lawyers to attempt to explain away the hundreds of classified documents the FBI found at Mar-a-Lago, saying in a court filing that it was, “at its core,” a “document storage dispute.”

When Willie Sutton was asked why he robbed banks, he said “that’s where the money is.” He apparently didn’t realize he could have pleaded for clemency. After all, his thefts constituted a simple storage problem, namely whether the banks’ financial assets should reside in their vaults or in his pockets.

James J. Amato



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