AFFIDAVIT SHOWDOWN: Judge Orders Partial Release of Docs Behind Mar-a-Lago Raid

A judge in Florida ordered the partial unsealing of the documents behind the FBI’s raid on Donald Trump’s home in Palm Beach, Florida Thursday.

From Fox News:

U.S. Magistrate Judge Bruce Reinhart on Thursday said the affidavit related to the FBI raid on Trump’s Mar-a-Lago estate should not be completely sealed, Fox News has learned.

Reinhardt has ordered other documents related to the FBI raid to be unsealed today, including the application for the warrant, the motion to seal, and the cover sheet.

On the affidavit, the judge found that the entire affidavit should not be sealed. Reinhart has reportedly given the government one week to submit proposed redactions under seal by noon on August 25th. Judge Reinhart will review those redactions and then decide how he wants to proceed, if he wants to make his own redactions instead.

He reminded all that if the government or media object to his redactions, which will also be under seal, they can appeal his ruling.