Judge Unseals More of the Mar-a-Lago Affidavit

On Tuesday, U.S. Magistrate Judge Bruce Reinhart unsealed more portions of the heavily redacted affidavit used to justify the August raid of 45th President Trump’s Mar-a-Lago home.

Fox News reports:

When Reinhardt first released an unredacted version of the affidavit last month, approximately 20 pages of the 38-page affidavit were either significantly or fully redacted.

That version of the affidavit revealed that the FBI said it had “probable cause to believe” that additional records containing classified information, including national defense information (NDI), would be found on the premises of Trump’s Mar-a-Lago home, beyond what he had previously turned over to the National Archives and Records Administration.

The Justice Department asked, and Reinhart agreed Tuesday afternoon, to reveal parts of the original Trump affidavit that were originally redacted, specifically related to grand jury subpoenas.

Reinhart, on Tuesday, released a new version of the affidavit, unsealing additional sections that provide further details on the timing of subpoenas and Trump’s cooperation with them.

The unsealed portion of the affidavit reads, “Since the FIFTEEN BOXES were provided to NARA, additional documents bearing classification markings, which appear to contain NDI and were stored at the PREMISES in an unauthorized location, have been produced to the government in response to a grand jury subpoena directed to FPOTUS’s post-presidential office and seeking documents containing further classification markings stored at the PREMISES and otherwise under FPOTUS’ control.”