Judge decides unsealing the affidavit is in the public’s interest

by Summer Lane

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Judge Bruce Reinhart has declined the DOJ’s attempts to keep the affidavit sealed that preceded the search warrant on the FBI’s raid on President Trump’s house, per Judicial Watch.

According to a report from Fox News, Reinhart pointed out that there was “intense public and historical interest” in the affidavit.

Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton further stated on Twitter: “BREAKING: Court issues opinion on Trump affidavit issue suggesting public interest in at least partial release @JudicialWatch requests. Meanwhile, Biden DOJ continues to hide basis for abusive, unprecedented raid on Trump home.”

Per Fox News, Reinhart expanded on his opinion:

“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. 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.”

Reinhart additionally noted in his statement that the government had not yet shown that there was enough administrative concern to “justify” keeping the warrant totally sealed.

Currently, there is an Aug. 25 deadline for the DOJ to unseal at least part of the affidavit. As previously reported by RSBN, the search warrant and the property receipt were released to the public on Aug. 12.

Tom Fitton remarked in an official statement responding to Reinhart’s pushback on the DOJ, “The Courts should reject the Biden DOJ ‘modified limited hangout’ approach to coming clean about abuse of President Trump.”

President Trump announced last week that he would be filing a “major motion pertaining to the Fourth Amendment” concerning the “illegal Break-In of my home, Mar-a-Lago, right before the ever-important Mid-Term Elections.”

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