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Department of Justice asks judge to keep the investigation sealed

The Justice Department asked the judge to keep the affidavit sealed.



judge released the search warrant the FBI used to seize documents from Trump’s Palm Beach, Florida, home on August 8.

Based on the property receipt, it appears that FBI agents were able to retrieve a large quantity of secret and other highly classified paperwork. Some of the papers were labeled as “sensitive compartmented information” (SCI) papers.

Monday, prosecutors said in a filing that they would not object to the release of other documents related to the search warrant if doing so would not compromise the investigation.

Disclosure of the affidavit, however, was deemed “compromise” their investigation.

Disclosure of the affidavit “would serve as a roadmap to the government’s ongoing investigation, providing specific details about its direction and likely course, in a manner that is highly likely to compromise future investigative steps,” they wrote.


To protect the former president from the fallout of the FBI search of Mar-a-Lago, many of Trump’s supporters are demanding that the affidavit be made public.

On Monday, several Republicans on the House Judiciary Committee sent letters to Attorney General Merrick Garland, FBI Director Christopher Wray, and White House chief of staff Ron Klain, demanding copies of documents and communications related to the execution of the search warrant by August 29.