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Media Calls on US Judge to Release Donald Trump's Search Warrant Affidavit

Lawyers at some of the nation's biggest media companies persuaded a federal magistrate Thursday afternoon to take oaths in support of the warrant that FBI agents authorized to investigate former President Donald Trump. We will endeavor to publish the affidavit. Florida real estate last week.

The Associated Press, The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, broadcast television networks, CNN, and others have submitted affidavits of opposition to Federal Magistrate Bruce E. Reinhart. I am asking you to publish it. The Justice Department has said it will jeopardize an investigation into Trump's handling of "highly classified material."

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{17 Media companies question whether the release of affidavits, as alleged by the former president and his supporters, would have caused the Justice Department to have a valid reason for the search. , or was part of the Biden administration's revenge against Trump. sought the publication of

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"This issue concerns the actions of current and former government officials and is one of the greatest public concerns. one,” wrote her lawyer, Carol Jean LoCiero. The Times, etc. "President Trump denounced the search as 'an assault that could only happen in a third world country' and claimed investigators 'even broke into my safe' or otherwise challenged the validity of the search.

Justice Department attorneys said in court filings that an investigation into Mr Trump's handling of "highly classified material" was ongoing and that the documents contained confidential information about witnesses. claimed to contain information.

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By Miami Federal Attorneys Juan Antonio Gonzalez and Jay Blatt Filings The head of the Department of Justice's National Security Agency said releasing the affidavit "does serious and irreparable harm to the ongoing criminal investigation."

"If disclosed, the affidavit would serve as a roadmap to the government's ongoing investigation, and would have been criticized for its direction and potential in a way that would very likely undermine future investigative procedures.

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Wednesday afternoon At that time, Trump's attorney did not indicate in court records that he planned to attend the hearing.

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FBI Investigation On Aug. 8, Trump's Mar-a-Lago estate removed 11 sets of classified documents. Some were not only marked top secret, but were marked "classified compartmentalized information," according to receipts of what was obtained, which was made public Friday.

This is a special category intended to protect the country's most important secrets, which, if disclosed, could cause "very serious" harm to US interests. Court records do not give specific details about the information that the documents may contain.

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