Americans are still demanding questions over Biden’s DOJ raid of Trump’s home. Last week, Trump called on the government to release the affidavit that provided probable cause for the “break-in.”
We weren’t sure if the judge presiding over the case would agree. Judge Reinhart was exposed for having anti-Trump views in the past. But it appears that the public outcry was just too strong.
From Fox News:
Judge Bruce Reinhart on Monday admitted the FBI’s raid on former President Trump’s Mar-a-Lago home was “unprecedented” and formally rejected the Justice Department’s argument to keep the affidavit leading to the search under seal, citing the “intense public and historical interest.”
He added: “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.”
The judge who is presiding over the FBI’s supposed investigation into Donald Trump rejected the DOJ’s demand to keep the affidavit sealed.
This affidavit was used to justify a warrant to raid a former president’s home. Even the judge (who originally opposed of the raid) said the raid was “unprecedented.”
Now, he appears to be acknowledging the public outrage that this (possibly politically-motivated) move has stirred.
And, because of the “intense public and historical interest” in this case, he is calling on the DOJ to release the affidavit.
However, the judge is allowing the government to redact portions of this affidavit and is giving them until August 25th to do so.
While this ruling is a win for Trump, who called for the affidavit to be unsealed, allowing the DOJ to redact portions of it can be troublesome.
Redaction could be needed to protect the names of investigators. But Biden’s overly politicized DOJ might redact the very information the public is demanding.
Including the supposed probable cause that justified the raid in the first place.
At the very least, the DOJ could redact the name of the so-called informant, someone people believe might not even exist (or someone who fabricated claims against Trump).
We’ll have to wait and see.