(WASHINGTON DC) — A federal judge is ordering the Justice Department to release a redacted affidavit related to the FBI’s search of former President Trump’s Florida home Friday by noon.
Trump and his allies have demanded the whole affidavit be made public.
The former president has been lashing out on his social media, calling the investigation into his handling of sensitive documents “politically motivated.”
President Biden remains adamant he had no prior knowledge about the search of Mar-a-Lago.
The Trump legal team also faces another deadline today and must better explain why they want a third party known as a “special master” to review evidence seized.
The special master would determine if anything should be returned.
The Department of Justice submitted proposed redactions to the affidavit used to secure a search warrant for former President Trump’s Mar-a-Lago estate Thrusday.
Judge Bruce Reinhart earlier this week rejected a request from the government to keep the entire affidavit under seal, citing “intense public and historical interest in an unprecedented search of a former President’s residence.”
Also, President Biden says he had no advance notice of the FBI’s recent raid on ex-President Trump’s Florida estate.
FBI agents executed a federal search warrant at Mar-a-Lago, seeking classified documents that Trump took with him when he left office.