UNSEAL THE AFFADAVIT!
Judge Rejects DOJ's Argument, Calls Raid 'Unprecedented'
View Source | August 22, 2022 11:53 am
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- Judge Bruce Reinhart on Monday admitted the FBI’s raid on former President Trump’s Mar-a-Lago home was “unprecedented” and formally rejected the Justice Department’s argument to keep the affidavit leading to the search under seal, citing the “intense public and historical interest.”
- Reinhart, in a filing Monday morning, said he rejects “the Government’s argument that the present record justifies keeping the entire Affidavit under seal.”
- “The Government argues that even requiring it to redact portions of the Affidavit that could not reveal agent identities or investigative sources and methods imposes an undue burden on its resources and sets a precedent that could be disruptive and burdensome in future cases,” Reinhart wrote.
- “I do not need to reach the question of whether, in some other case, these concerns could justify denying public access; they very well might.”
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