(DCWatchdog.com) – BREAKING RIGHT NOW: The federal judge currently overseeing legal proceedings concerning the raid conducted by more than a dozen FBI agents at former President Donald J. Trump’s Mar-a-Lago retreat just ordered the affidavit sworn to by federal law enforcement that is the legal basis for the search be made public in redacted form by tomorrow at noon.
As the New York Post broke the story:
“A Florida federal judge has ordered the Justice Department to release a redacted version of the affidavit underpinning the FBI raid on former President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago estate by noon Friday.
“In a two-page order, Magistrate Judge Bruce Reinhart said he had accepted the government’s redacted version of the affidavit, which it filed under seal Thursday morning ahead of a noon deadline.
“Reinhart, who approved the search warrant authorizing the Aug. 8 raid and said in a Monday ruling that the government had not justified keeping the full affidavit under wraps, wrote in his Thursday order that the DOJ ‘has met its burden of showing a compelling reason/good cause to seal portions of the Affidavit’ that would reveal information about witnesses, grand jury information, or the ‘strategy, direction, scope, sources, and methods’ of the probe into whether the 45th president illegally retained classified information.”
We will continue to follow this story and have the redacted affidavit tomorrow once it becomes public at noon Eastern.
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