Mar-a-Lago Search Warrant Affidavit: Judge Reinhart Rules More Parts “Should Be Unsealed”

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On Wednesday U.S. Magistrate Judge Bruce Reinhart ruled that more portions of the federal government’s search warrant affidavit for former President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago residence can now be unsealed.  Judge Reinhart, who approved the unprecedented FBI search, wrote that more parts “should be unsealed,” however, the entirety shouldn’t be, giving the DOJ until July 13 to appeal. A petition from media outlets to unseal the affidavit was denied by Judge Reinhart, however, he wrote that the Justice Department agreed that some parts could be made available to the public, but other portions should be sealed to meet “grand jury secrecy rules and to protect investigative sources and methods.” It’s unclear when a less redacted version will be filed or how the new information will be released to the public.