Judge says he's inclined to unseal parts of Mar-a-Lago search affidavit, orders government to submit redactions

August 25, 2022

In a written ruling after the hearing, Reinhart said, "I find that on the present record the Government has not met its burden of showing that the entire affidavit should remain sealed." The judge added that if they can't agree, "obviously I'd win" that argument, but he'd allow the government time to appeal his ruling. "That is a real significant concern," he said, noting that FBI agents involved in the search have been doxxed online. However, no redactions should be necessary and the whole affidavit should be released, given the Democrats’ penchant for using redactions to hide government corruption." The section cited in the search warrant “applies to activities such as gathering, transmitting to an unauthorized person, or losing, information pertaining to the national defense, and to conspiracies to commit such offenses,” according to the DOJ’s website.