A federal judge ordered the release of a redacted version of the affidavit that enabled the FBI to obtain a search warrant for former president Donald Trump’s Florida residence. US Magistrate Judge Bruce Reinhart set a deadline of noon Friday for the Justice Department to release the document to the public.
The DOJ said it kept large portions of the documents redacted to protect the identity of civilian witnesses and members of law enforcement, including FBI agents, and fear it would ‘erode trust’ in the government’s investigation.
‘In short, the government has well-founded concerns that steps may be taken to frustrate or otherwise interfere with this investigation if facts in the affidavit were prematurely disclosed.’
Here is the Redacted version of Mar-a-Lago affidavit:gov.uscourts.flsd_.617854.102.1_1
You can download it here.