Former President Donald Trump is encouraging the Department of Justice to release the unredacted affidavit that ultimately led to the FBI’s raid on his Mar-a-Lago residence in Florida.
Trump hit TRUTH Social to call for “transparency.”
“There is no way to justify the unannounced RAID of Mar-a-Lago, the home of the 45th President of the United States (who got more votes, by far, than any sitting President in the history of our Country!), by a very large number of gun toting FBI Agents, and the Department of ‘Justice,'” Trump wrote on TRUTH Social. “But, in the interest of TRANSPARENCY, I call for the immediate release of the completely Unredacted Affidavit pertaining to this horrible and shocking BREAK-IN.”
In a filing, the DOJ makes its case to keep the affidavit classified at this time, claiming it may compromise an ongoing investigation.
“If disclosed, the affidavit would serve as a roadmap to the government’s ongoing investigation, providing specific details about its direction and likely course, in a manner that is highly likely to compromise future investigative steps,” the 13-page filing says.
“The fact that this investigation implicates highly classified materials further underscores the need to protect the integrity of the investigation and exacerbates the potential for harm if information is disclosed to the public prematurely or improperly.”
Disclosure at this juncture of the affidavit supporting probable cause would, by contrast, cause significant and irreparable damage to this ongoing criminal investigation.”
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Disclosure at this juncture of the affidavit supporting probable cause would, by contrast, cause sA judge unsealed the search warrant and property receipt on Friday, which revealed that FBI agents seized approximately 20 boxes of items from Trump’s home, including one set of documents marked as “Various classified/TS/SCI documents,” which refers to top secret/sensitive compartmented information.