Judge Makes Order in Mar-a-Lago Records Case

Marine One at Mar-a-Lago (33638029748) via Wikimedia Commons.

On Monday, Judge Bruce Reinhart 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.”

Fox News reports:

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.”

He added: “Particularly given the intense public and historical interest in an unprecedented search of a former President’s residence, the Government has not yet shown that these administrative concerns are sufficient to justify sealing.”

Reinhart said he has given the Justice Department an “opportunity to propose redactions if I declined to seal the entire Affidavit,” something he granted last week, giving the government a deadline of Thursday, Aug. 25 at noon.

The motion states, “Accordingly, it is hereby ORDERED that by the deadline, the Government shall file under seal a submission addressing possible redactions and providing any additional evidence or legal argument that the Government believes relevant to the pending Motions to Unseal.”



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Recce1
Recce1
1 month ago

What gives us courage that the FBI wile abide by the judge’s order?

PATTI BURT
PATTI BURT
1 month ago

NOW HE IS AFRIAD HE WILL NOT BE ABLE TO BE A REAL JUDGE IF HE PLAYS IN FAVOR OF THE FBI WHICH HAS GONE BEYOND ITS BOUNDS AND DOJ BOTH OF WHICH ARE CORRUPT.

Shuggs
1 month ago

The Judge needs to order all data of the Affidavit to be released without redactions. The DOJ and FBI were corrupt in the execution of this unprecedented attach on President Donald J Trump’s residence.

joeV
joeV
1 month ago

Wow, this has become a total circus! Don’t anyone hold their breath waiting for a solution to this charade……

Just me
Just me
1 month ago

This MAGISTRATE knows that he has been duped by the feds just like they did using the Steele dossier. With what is known about Oscumbag retaining documents for over six years and NOTHING being done to him, and the court ruling in favor of Clinton regarding tapes he hid, this is clearly a witch hunt and is politically motivated. The demoRATS are so afraid of Trump because he upset their plans of complete control for four years and they don’t want him to end their money laundering scheme that has bilked the American taxpayers out of billions.

Beth Keister
Beth Keister
1 month ago
Reply to  Just me

ABSOLUTELY!

Philip Hammersley
Philip Hammersley
1 month ago

FBI (DOJ) cherry picks a JV judge whom they know is anti-Trump. Now (maybe) the judge realizes he was played for a sucker and wants the affidavit released.
MAGA: DRAIN THE SWAMP

Betty Jay
1 month ago

After the FBI raided the past President, how can any American citizen trust them. The FBI has become the Gestopo of the Democrats.

truth4lifetoo
truth4lifetoo
1 month ago

When we deal truthfully with others we are not afraid to reveal the truth. We don’t hide it under the carpet. Amazing. Was the FICA set up just like the Russian deal and maybe the same man is involved in this one also.

PITA275
PITA275
1 month ago

The only hope that this magistrate has of looking impartial and non-partisan is that the affidavit be released with no “redactions”. Then maybe somebody not sufferring TDS in this country of 300+ million people will agree with his decision.

Bill Williams
1 month ago

Not holding my breath about this ‘unsealing dog and pony show’. This magistrate is the fool that issued a middle of the night raid on Mira Lago. He knows full well he’s gonna get a bunch of papers with ‘black redactions’. What a load of BS.

Wire
Wire
1 month ago

 Judge Bruce Reinhart  “unprecedented,”, he should recuse himself. He’s part of the witch hunt.

Beth Keister
Beth Keister
1 month ago

Isn’t this the same judge who allowed this raid to happen?
With one sided , history of of our justice system ( democrat side all the time) I don’t think that Trump can get fair result. The people in our government will do everything to stop him from running again.

vinnie
vinnie
1 month ago

Unseal the whole affidavit since Judge Reinhardt was the initial warrant issuer! Let the American People and the World see that Transparency is necessary for Clarity and Proof that there was or was not any reason for this Ridiculous Effort to Embarrass President Trump

vinnie
vinnie
1 month ago

If this Charade Continues, I hope the Republicans don’t “Drop the Ball” after the midterms and Investigate the “Deep State” Distractions and Accusers of “Made-Up” Criminilaties they are really Guilty of!

DennisBAnderson
1 month ago

Totally Twisted News if you`re a true American. Approve this

Randy131
Randy131
1 month ago

[“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.”]

Yes, the more transparency in government, the more people learn of corruption and crimes by those running the government, and Biden and the Democrats wouldn’t want that, after three full years of investigating President Trump and his administration by the Democrats that turned up proving President Trump was innocent of all their false accusations against the most successful President the American people have ever had.

Now it is Biden’s and the Democrats’ turn for transparency, so the American people can learn the truth, if this judge insists on full transparency of what Biden has ordered government agencies like the DOJ and FBI to do to President Trump in order to prevent him from running for President again in 2024 against Biden.

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