U.S. Judge Tells DOJ to Release Redacted Trump Search Affidavit
It must be released by 12 p.m. on August 26, 2022
A federal judge in Florida on Thursday ordered the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) to make public a redacted version of an affidavit underpinning the August 8 FBI search of former President Donald Trump's Florida home, possibly providing fresh insights on the investigation and evidence earlier obtained by the government.
U.S. Magistrate Judge Bruce Reinhart ordered the redacted document to be released by 12 p.m. (1600 GMT) on Friday. His order came just hours after a DOJ spokesman confirmed that prosecutors had submitted a sealed copy of the affidavit with proposed redactions to the judge.
Reinhart approved the DOJ's warrant that preceded the FBI search of Trump's Mar-a-Lago residence in Palm Beach. The affidavit is a sworn statement outlining the evidence that gave the department probable cause to seek a search warrant.
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