A Florida judge ordered the partial release of documents authorizing a search warrant for the home of former President Donald Trump.
Judge Bruce Reinhart, at a hearing yesterday, directed the Justice Department to make drafting proposals next week. Several media outlets requested publication.
Reinhart advocated opening “parts of the statement” that explain the reasons for the search of Trump’s Mar-a-Lago resort. This could publicly justify the FBI attack.
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.