The Department of Justice refuses to release the Mar-a-Lago Declaration, even in redacted form. The official argued that the publication could affect future investigations and the cooperation of witnesses. Jay Bratt, the department’s head of counter-intelligence and export control, told the judge that released the statement was not in the public interest because it could jeopardize the ongoing investigation.
It is considered very unlikely that all documents will be made public. The files will likely contain important details about the Justice Department’s investigation. They are the basis for the search warrant the FBI federal police used to search Trump’s Mar-a-Lago property in Palm Beach earlier this week. At the same time, the judge approved the release of some procedural documents.