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Judge Gives DOJ Until Thursday To File Redacted Mar-a-Lago Affidavit

The Florida judge who signed the search warrant for former President Trump's Mar-a-Lago residence gave the Department of Justice until next Thursday to file a redacted version of the affidavit related to the search. It's a sign of Magistrate Bruce Reinhart's potential willingness to unseal parts of the affidavit, which would shed light on new details of the investigation, including the probable cause for the search, Axios reports. Reinhart said parts of the document "could be presumptively unsealed." DOJ argued Thursday for the affidavit to remain sealed, contending that its release "would provide a road map and suggest next investigative steps we are about to take."

Jay Bratt of DOJ's National Security Division said releasing the full affidavit may "chill future cooperation by witnesses whose assistance may be sought as this investigation progresses, as well as in other high-profile investigations." ,Reinhart has received what Axios called a deluge of antisemitic and other threats since the FBI search. The FBI and the Homeland Security Department have warned about a surge in threats to federal law enforcement after the search.


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