A United States judge ordered this Thursday, August 25th, to publish a judicial document that exposes the motives behind the recent FBI raid on the Florida home of former President Donald Trump, but it will be a censored version.
The document, which must detail the motivations of the Justice Department and could reveal the identity of some people involved in the matter, must be published no later than August 26th, federal judge Bruce Reinhart ruled.
The Justice Department submitted to a federal judge on Thursday a redacted version of the affidavit that supported its application for a search warrant for former president Donald Trump’s Florida residence earlier this month. https://t.co/VG6PpT8nib pic.twitter.com/nuNuM1yGXN
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However, most elements of the raid will likely be kept secret, due to a request from the Justice Department, according to which there is a “compelling” need to hide important parts of the document.
The judge ordered at least part of the story to be published on August 22nd, citing public interest in the unprecedented break-in of a former US president. According to the authorities, however, it will need a retouch “so important that the rest of the disclosed text would be devoid of any significant content“.