Magistrate Judge Bruce Reinhart ordered the redacted version on Thursday Mar-a-Lago search warrant The affidavit will be released by Friday afternoon.
Big picture: The affidavit outlined evidence for the FBI’s former search warrant President Trump’s Mar-a-Lago home For secret documents he took with him when he left office.
details: Judge Bruce Reinhardt It ordered the release of the affidavit with amendments by Friday afternoon ET.
- He wrote “The government has met its burden that its proposed amendments are designed to serve the government’s legitimate interests in the integrity of the ongoing investigation and are the least onerous alternative to closing the entire affidavit.”
- Reinhardt is said to review the department’s amendments and decide whether or not to release the affidavit. Reuters.
- “It is possible to deliver a document without content,” he said.
Flashback: Reinhardt filed a written order on Monday that recommended portions of the affidavit be sealed, Axios’ Erin Doherty reported.
- “Given the intense public and historical interest in the unprecedented search of a former president’s home,” the U.S. government did not present a strong enough case to seal the affidavit, Reinhardt said. wrote.
- “I therefore reject the government’s argument that the present record justifies keeping the entire affidavit under seal,” he wrote.
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