READ IT: Redacted DOJ Search Warrant Affidavit for Mar-a-Lago Raid

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

On Friday, the Justice Department complied with a judge’s order by releasing a redacted version of the affidavit leading to the raid on 45th President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago.

The heavily redacted affidavit claims that there were 184 classified documents at the Trump residence after a review of the 15 boxes previously recovered by the National Archives. It claims that 25 of those documents contained top secret information.

According to The Hill:

Entirely redacted is a provision explaining why the government believed additional “classified [national defense information]” would be found on the premises.

In a separate filing explaining the rationale behind its redactions, DOJ said it had to protect “a broad range of civilian witnesses,” warning they would likely face intimidation.

The same federal magistrate judge who approved the search ordered DOJ to release the affidavit that convinced him to approve the warrant. Judge Bruce Reinhart concluded Thursday that proposed redactions from DOJ were narrow enough to allow for public disclosure while protecting their ongoing investigation.

 

Read it in full:

gov.uscourts.flsd_.617854.102.1_2

Trump responded via Truth Social, writing:

Affidavit heavily redacted!!! Nothing mentioned on “Nuclear,” a total public relations subterfuge by the FBI & DOJ, or our close working relationship regarding document turnover – WE GAVE THEM MUCH. Judge Bruce Reinhart should NEVER have allowed the Break-In of my home. He recused himself two months ago from one of my cases based on his animosity and hatred of your favorite President, me. What changed? Why hasn’t he recused himself on this case? Obama must be very proud of him right now!



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Joan
Joan
30 days ago

Truly another political witch hunt – Banana Republic tactics! Stop voting Democrat!!!!

DrBarbara
DrBarbara
30 days ago

FBI and DOJ~~ enemies of We the People.

D. Richard Tonge
D. Richard Tonge
30 days ago
Reply to  DrBarbara

Doing their job, moton

Rick
Rick
26 days ago

De dick tongue, cannot even type, the word is moron , you moron, you failed ESL too didn’t you?

DrBarbara
DrBarbara
30 days ago

Does everyone on this site have to “Await for approval” or is it just me they are picking on?

Recce1
Recce1
29 days ago
Reply to  DrBarbara

No it’s not just you. So Doctor, are you being paranoid? 😉

DennisBAnderson
30 days ago

Our government is gone why even have elections? They redact things they dont want us to see? Im ready for war and I now know in which direction to take out my anger. I now know which of you lazy greasy bast—ds that deserves exterminated. Does it boil down to this youre lazy? No one wants to work for a living anymore. You will steal and sell out others to feather your own beds? You women are so lazy you wont take care of contraceptive problems? You would rather kill your own child with an abortion. This is what socialism does it`s inevitable. Why bust your back and try to get ahead? The government right now is in the middle of bait and switch. Body parts / abortions. Taxing the middle class for worthless college that rewards no one except our institutions of higher learning. This should be worked out between the colleges and the contractee. The government got involved because there was money to be made. This should wipe out future thoughts of student loans. Why pay it back nothing is going to happen to you. The middle class who makes things work has given our government overreaching power. Look at Antifa and BLM nothing happened to them. You are now the cannon fodder.

D. Richard Tonge
D. Richard Tonge
27 days ago

You are focusing your attention on the wrong topic – Ask why Fat Donny even had the stolen classified docs in the first place.

Bonnie. burruss
Bonnie. burruss
30 days ago

Rotten. Scumbags. Will. Do. Anything. To. Torture
The. American people. How. Far will. They. Go? Not. To. Mention. Food. Shortage. gas price. Inflation. Totally. Shameful. Class. Idiot’s people. Need. To. Look. Around. On. What’s. Happening

D. Richard Tonge
D. Richard Tonge
27 days ago

What’s happenin g is the economy is recovering from the effects of Trump’s dismal result of Covid response.

Frances Weingarten
Frances Weingarten
30 days ago

It’s most unfortunate that Pres. Trump was taken to task for no good reason at all!
It’s more than a little shameful that Pres. Trump should be placed in a position that has no
bearing whatsoever!
My suggestion is that nobody should place anyone in such a position without exceptional
reasons! That was not the casse for Pres. Trump!!!

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