Will DOJ FINALLY Reveal The Trump Affidavit?!
(ReliableNews.org) – On August 8, the FBI raided former President Donald Trump’s private residence at Mar-a-Lago in Florida. The search was allegedly related to a dispute with the National Archives about record-keeping. The Department of Justice released some of the information about the warrant but has now refused to make additional details public.
In an August 15 filing with the US District Court of the Southern District of Florida, the DOJ argued against making the underlying evidence that supported the search warrant public. The department’s counterintelligence chief Jay Bratt and US Attorney Juan Gonzalez wrote that while the agency didn’t have an issue releasing the search warrant and items seized, the supporting affidavit is another story.
The federal officials wrote in the filing that information should remain sealed in order to “protect … an ongoing law enforcement investigation that implicates national security.”
DOJ says disclosing the Mar-a-Lago search warrant affidavit would "irreparably harm" their "ongoing criminal investigation," it contains "highly sensitive information about witnesses" and would be "a roadmap" to the investigation's "likely course"https://t.co/jvduP6ggWR pic.twitter.com/uc9Zm6tw2s
— Andrew Prokop (@awprokop) August 15, 2022
Instead of unsealing the underlying information, the DOJ supports unsealing another redacted document and the cover sheet for the search warrant.
— Kyle Cheney (@kyledcheney) August 15, 2022
The DOJ has unsealed a copy of the search warrant and an itemized list of material that the FBI removed from the former president’s home, including several sets of classified and top secret paperwork. Trump has slammed the FBI and DOJ for carrying out the search at all. He believes the probe is politically motivated.
Do you think the department should release the underlying information?
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