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Judge Unseals Additional Portions Of Mar-a-Lago Affidavit

Mar-a-Lago raid

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  • A federal judge Tuesday unsealed additional sections of an FBI affidavit laying out the basis for a search of former President Donald Trump’s Florida home, showing that agents earlier obtained a hard drive after issuing a subpoena for surveillance footage recorded inside Mar-a-Lago.
  • A heavily redacted version of the affidavit was made public last month, but the Justice Department requested permission to show more of it after lawyers for Trump revealed the existence of a June grand jury subpoena that sought video footage from cameras in the vicinity of the Mar-a-Lago storage room.
  • “Because those aspects of the grand jury’s investigation have now been publicly revealed, there is no longer any reason to keep them sealed (i.e.  redacted) in the filings in this matter,” department lawyers wrote.

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