BREAKING: Judge cites 'public and historical interest', rejects Biden admin's bid to keep Mar-a-Lago search affidavit sealed

Former President Trump has demanded that the affidavit be unsealed and released without redactions.

Roberto Wakerell-Cruz Montreal QC

Judge Bruce Reinhart, who approved the search warrant authorizing the raid Trump's Mar-a-Lago residency, said on Monday that the raid was "unprecedented" and formally rejected the Biden administration's argument to keep the affidavit sealed, citing "intense public and historical interest."

Reinhart said in a filing that 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," wrote Reinhart. "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 continued: "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 that he gave the Department of Justice an "opportunity to propose redaction" last week, giving the Biden regime a deadline of Thursday, August 25.

"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," the motion says.

Reinhart said on Thursday that the entire affidavit should not be kept under seal despite claims by the DOJ that the release would jeopardize future steps in the investigation.

"Reinhart will then review those redactions and determine how best to proceed — whether to accept the recommendations from government prosecutors or perform his own redactions instead," reports Fox News.

Former President Trump has demanded that the affidavit be unsealed and released without redactions. "In the interest of TRANSPARENCY, I call for the immediate release of the completely Unredacted Affidavit pertaining to this horrible and shocking BREAK-IN," Trump wrote.


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