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DOJ opposes release of Trump affidavit in raid

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The Justice Department said it could open other documents related to the search, but opposed disclosing the affidavit itself.

Paul G. Rogers Federal Courthouse in West Palm Beach, Florida, Friday, August 12, 2022 (AP)

The U.S. Justice Department said it would object to press requests to open the affidavit used by prosecutors to obtain federal judge’s approval to search former President Donald Trump’s Florida home.

In a court filing Monday, prosecutors said they would not object to the release of other sealed documents related to the search, including cover sheets and government sealing moves.

But making the affidavit itself public could harm ongoing investigations, the agency said.

“If made public, the affidavit will serve as a roadmap to the government’s ongoing investigation, and will explore its direction and possible course in ways that are very likely to jeopardize future investigative procedures.” We will provide specific details regarding the matter,” prosecutors wrote in the filing.

Trump’s Republican allies have recently stepped up their calls for Attorney General Merrick Garland to open the documents. This would uncover the evidence prosecutors had put forward to prove they had good reason to believe the crime was committed at Trump’s home. to secure a search warrant.

On Friday, at the request of the Justice Department, a federal court in South Florida unsealed a search warrant and several accompanying legal documents showing that FBI agents removed 11 sets of classified records from Trump’s Mar-a-Lago resort. did.

Some of the seized records were labeled “Top Secret”. This is the highest level of classification reserved for the most closely held US national security information.

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Source: Reuters

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