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The Reason Behind the Partial Release of FBI’s Mar-a-Lago Affidavit

Juez quiere publicar una versión editada del documento con las razones del registro a Trump

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A federal judge heard on Thursday the arguments for, and against, releasing the affidavits that the FBI used to seek a search warrant of Trump’s Mar-a-Lago home.

During a more than two-hour hearing in West Palm Beach, Florida, Judge Bruce E. Reinhart heard the arguments of this “unique case,” as he described it, and leaned toward a possible redacted disclosure of the so-called “affidavit” that justified Trump’s search.

While media lawyers insisted that the public has a right to understand why Mar-a-Lago, the club where the former president has his residence, was searched, the DOJ underscored the risks to the ongoing investigation of disclosing the reasons for this raid.

Reinhart ended up asking the Prosecutor’s Office to submit, by August 25, a proposed redaction of this document, with the parts it considers blacked out so that they cannot be made public.

The hearing comes after a week of pressure that led the Prosecutor’s Office to allow the disclosure of the warrant for the judicial search of the house of former President Trump (2017-2021) in Mar-a-Lago (Palm Beach) on August 8.

Meanwhile, six lawyers, representing more than a dozen media companies, including The New York Times, The Washington Post, CNN, ABC, CBS, and NBC, insisted on the powerful public interest in knowing the reasons for this unprecedented investigation.

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