A U.S. Judge on Thursday has requested for the release of some of the evidences presented by the U.S.  Justice Department to justify its search  of Trump’s Florida  hoe last week/.

 

Objections not withstanding by  the Justice Department, a U.S. Magistrate Judge Bruce  Reinhart said  he believes  ‘’there are portions of the affidavit  that could  be unsealed,’’ referring  to the sworn  statement  laying out  the evidence  for why  there  was probable cause  to search  Trump’s Mar-a-Logo resort.

 

 

The Justice Department  was ordered  to file a redacted  version  of the affidavit  under seal  by noon  next Thursday , but said  the Justice Department  will  be given  the opportunity  to appeal  if prosecutors don’t agree  with  his proposed  version. Reinhart’s order  seemed to  create a victory for  news outlets , who  appeared  in Federal Court in West  Palm Beach  on Thursday  to convince the Judge  that the public  interest  in the affidavit  outweighs  the  benefits  of keeping it  sealed.

 

 

The Justice Department opposes the release of the evidence.

 

Jay Brat, the Head of Department ‘s Counter intelligence  and Export Control  Section, told  the Judge  on Thursday that releasing  the affidavit is not  in the public  interest  because  it could  harm  the ongoing  probe.

 

‘’There is  another public interest  at stake and that is  the public interest  that criminal investigations are  able  to go forward  unimpeded’’, he said.

 

The search was part of a Federal Investigations know whether  Trump illegally  removed documents when  he  left office  in January 2021 after losing  the presidential  election  to  Joe Biden.

The Justice Department is investigating  violations of three laws, including a  provision in the Espionage Act that prohibits the possession of national  defense information  and another  statute  that makes  I a crime  to knowingly  destroy , conceal  or falsify  records  with  the intent  to obstruct an investigation.

Attorneys for many media establishments including  The New  York Times, the Publisher of  the Wall  Street  Journal , ABC News and NBC News  told Reinhart  on Thursday  that the public’s  right to know and the historic   importance  of the search  outweigh any argument to keep the  records sealed.

 

 

 

 

 

‘’The public could not have a more compelling interest  in ensuring  maximum transparency  over this event,’’ said Charles  Tobin , one of the attorneys arguing  for the media companies.

 

Trump in his statements on social media has called on the court to unseal the unrelated version of the affidavit ‘’in the interest of transparency.’’

 

However, none of his attorneys has filed any motion asking the West Palm Beach Federal court to do so.

 

 

His attorney, Christina Bobb, however, was present in the courtroom on Thursday to observe the proceedings.

 

Nonetheless, none of the three laws cited by Justice Department in the search warrant requires a showing that the documents were in fact classified.

 

Threats directed at FBI agents have increased since the raid, the reports said.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Justice Department  is investigating violations  of three laws, including  a provision in the Espionage  Act that prohibits the possession of national defence information  and another  statue that makes it a crime  to knowingly  destroy , conceal or falsify   records  with  the intent  to obstruct  an investigation.

 

 

 

Attorneys for many media outlets  including the New York Times, the  publisher of  the Wall Street  Journal , ABC  News and NBC News  told Reinhart on Thursday  that the public’s right to know  and the historic  significance  of the search  outweighs  any arguments to keep  the records sealed.

 

 

 

‘’The public  could not have  a more compelling  interest  in  ensuring maximum  transparency over tis event,’’ said Charles Tobin, one of the attorneys arguing  for the media companies’’.

 

 

Trump  in some statement on social media  has called on the court  to unseal the unredacted version  of the affidavit ‘’in the interest  of transparency ‘’

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

His attorney, Christina Bobb, however, was present in the courtroom on Thursday to observe the proceedings.

 

 

 

Nonetheless, none of the three laws cited by Justice Department in the search warrant requires a showing that the documents were in fact classified.

 

 

 

Threats directed at FBI agents have increased since the raid, the reports said.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Justice Department  is investigating violations  of three laws, including  a provision in the Espionage  Act that prohibits the possession of national defence information  and another  statue that makes it a crime  to knowingly  destroy , conceal or falsify   records  with  the intent  to obstruct  an investigation.

 

 

 

Attorneys for many media outlets  including the New York Times, the  publisher of  the Wall Street  Journal , ABC  News and NBC News  told Reinhart on Thursday  that the public’s right to know  and the historic  significance  of the search  outweighs  any arguments to keep  the records sealed.

 

 

 

‘’The public  could not have  a more compelling  interest  in  ensuring maximum  transparency over tis event,’’ said Charles Tobin, one of the attorneys arguing  for the media companies’’.

 

 

Trump  in some statement on social media  has called on the court  to unseal the unredacted version  of the affidavit ‘’in the interest  of transparency ‘’

 

 

 

 

 

 

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