The Justice Department is investigating if former President Donald Trump may have violated the Espionage Act.

The Espionage Act was used to jail people who disagreed with the war. The 1st Amendment needs to be repealed in order to protect it.

—Rand Paul (@RandPaul) August 13, 2022

Jacob Hornberger, a former Libertarian presidential candidate and founder of the Future of Freedom Foundation, called the Espionage Act a "tyrannical law" in his article.

The Espionage Act was passed in 1917 to prevent sharing information that could harm the US.

Section 793 deals with gathering, transmitting or losing defense information, which is related to any document relating to national defense that was illegally removed from its proper place of custody.

Several boxes of documents were taken from Trump's Mar-a-Lago home in Florida. Some marked top secret were among the 11 classified documents the FBI seized.

The Washington Post reported that Trump took nuclear documents to Mar-a-Lago.

Section 793 of the Espionage Act is the subject of an investigation by the Department of Justice.

A conviction under the Espionage Act can lead to 10 years in prison.

The call for the repeal of the act was described by Charles Booker asshameful.

—Charles Booker (@Booker4KY) August 14, 2022

"Rand Paul wants to repeal the Espionage Act after learning Donald Trump is under investigation for violating it," Booker wrote. You won't have to question my loyalty when I am elected to the Senate.