The DOJ is urging a federal judge to keep the Trump search warrant affidavit sealed to protect national security investigation as Judicial Watch does a victory lap over pressure to release details.

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Federal prosecutors investigating former President Donald Trump asked a judge not to unseal a key document related to the FBI’s search of Trump’s Mar-a-Lago home.

The search warrant affidavit contains “highly sensitive information” that could compromise the “ongoing law enforcement investigation that implicates national security,” they wrote in a court filing.

The warrant and property receipt, unsealed last week, indicated that the agents were looking for materials related to three criminal statutes, one of which was part of the Espionage Act.

(Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton made the following statement regarding today’s release of the Trump raid warrant materials by the Biden Justice Department:

We’re pleased Judicial Watch legal pressure forced the partial release of warrant materials about the Biden administration’s political raid on the home of former President Trump. Judicial Watch expects and demands the underlying warrant affidavit and other materials be immediately disclosed. The U.S. Constitution and federal law give unreviewable authority to President Trump to take whatever records he wishes at the end of his presidency. The Biden administration’s dishonest depiction of personal records of President Trump it illicitly seized during the raid as “classified” is further demonstration that the raid was a brazen act of raw political abuse.

On August 9, Judicial Watch filed a motion asking the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida to unseal as soon as possible the search warrant materials used by the FBI to raid the Florida home (U.S. v. Sealed Search Warrant (No. 9:22-mj-08332)).

In response to our court filing seeking release of all warrant materials in the FBI raid on President Trump’s Mar-a-Lago home, the Biden Justice Department filed a motion offering to unseal certain warrant materials. President Trump also issued a public statement “ENCOURAGING the immediate release of those documents.”

Today, Judicial Watch filed President Trump’s public statement with the court, in which he made it clear that he would not oppose the release of documents related to the August 8, 2022, raid.

Initially, the Albany Times Union and the New York Times joined Judicial Watch in filing for the unsealing of the warrant by filing an amicus letter and motion respectively. Other interests later joined in the effort.

In its motion Judicial Watch stated:

Judicial Watch is investigating the potential politicization of the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the U.S. Department of Justice and whether the FBI and the Justice Department are abusing their law enforcement powers to harass a likely future political opponent of President Biden.

The public has an urgent and substantial interest in understanding the predicate for the execution of the unprecedented search warrant of the private residence of a former president and likely future political opponent…. [N]o official explanation or information has been released about the search. As of the filing of this motion, the public record consists solely of speculation and inuendo. In short, the historical presumption of access to warrant materials vastly outweighs any interest the government may have in keeping the materials under seal.

Given the political context, and the highly unusual action of executing a search warrant at the residence of a former President and likely future political opponent, it is essential that the public understands as soon as possible the basis for the government’s action. Any government interest in securing the identities of witnesses and confidential sources, if any, may be addressed by appropriate redactions from the search warrant affidavit.

Kari Donovan

Kari is an ex-Community Organizer who writes about Voter Engagement, Cultural Marxism and Campaigns. She has been a grassroots volunteer with the GOP, on and off for 18 years. She is a Homeschool Mom in North Carolina and loves Photojournalism and Citizen Journalism.

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    • I hope some well-known and historically effective tactics and techniques are used in an effort to extract what little information his pumpkin soup brain is capable of retaining – especially information pertaining to Obama’s role in this – before the punishment is carried out. I fully expect to hear wails of protest about torture and inhumane treatment if interrogations are carried out but, technically, it won’t be ‘waterboarding’ if diesel fuel is used. And, yes, Trump won. Carry on.

        • Obama was planted in our White House by outside and Deep State interests who hate this country, and whose ultimate goal is not only the destruction of our Republic, but of Western Civilization, itself.
          He continues his mission by controlling the brain-dead puppet they forced on us in 2020.
          This is truly a spiritual war between the forces of good and the forces of evil.
          Anyone not capable of discerning which is which, need only watch the recent “speech” of brain-dead Joe Biden, who seemed more like the alter ego of Adolph Hitler, ranting as if calling on the German people to hunt down and kill all Jews and gypsies, only the focus of today’s Hitler wannabe is anyone who wants to secure our borders, strengthen our monetary system, save unborn children from execution, and strengthen our military while actually trying to keep us out of another international conflict.

    • Biden is the moronic tool of whomever is running the swamp out of DC. Biden needs to be prosecuted and disgraced, his puppet masters need to be severely dealt with, up to the maximum penalty for treason.

  • DOJ cannot release the affidavit because it will show that the raid was not necessary and was carried out as a document grab looking for ANYTHING to be used to damage Trump!

        • It’s not just the fbi, they are weaponizing all! This is a war against the people and they know they can’t beat us into slavery but they can start a war for China to kill us, and they’re working it now! So you all need to prepare and be ready to risk all against all governments cause the politicians (both) are selling you out and survivors to be slaves unless We the People do what our constitution says and by force if need be to restore the true fundamental government that we had before the rich took over around 1900! Read the true history and read how they destroyed Venezuela cause they’re using the playbook!

    • And this is UNCONSTITUTIONAL. Prosecutors are mandated to pin a person with a crime, not find a crime to pin on a person. What this evil DOJ and FBI are doing is trying to find a crime to pin on President Trump. This is illegal and against the Constitution.

    • And plant false evidence, know one documented what was removed, easily insert false evidence our gov does it all the time

  • Welcome to the New Turd World Country, the USA! It is about Time the citizens of Our Country take back Our Government from the Democrat Party of Criminals and send them all to Hell!
    They are, in fact, a Clear and Present Danger to Our Republic. How these Incompetent Malcontents ever got into Power is NOT a mystery, they stole the Election like they have done so many times before! The are the Enemy Within……Period.

  • Now DOJ, go raid the location that Obama has his documents stored. It is a former store and is not protected. Everyone knows it is there. Go raid it and prove you are working for WE THE PEOPLE!

  • Every single one involved in the illegal raid including the Communist Epstein protector Judge who signed the warrant and all the Communist Democrats and Rinos including the Communist Shithead Biden should be arrested and prosecuted without counsel or due process, the lead to the gallows and hung.

  • While things haven’t changed all that much since Donald Trump’s first term, much more is known. The FBI, the DOJ, and others are setting themselves up to get bitch-slapped by the Trumpmonster during his second term and 175 million Americans will be standing squarely behind him with each and every swipe. And, yes, Trump won. Carry on, America.

  • Usually the accused party does not want any information released to the public, but in this case Trump pushed to have the Search Warrant released and now he wants the original affidavit released, under the objection of the DOJ. What are they hiding?

    • They are hiding everything, as is their practice. They still haven’t learned that President Trump does not shelter in place and wait quietly for the shooting to stop when a ‘drive-by-lie’ attack is launched against him. He confronts them head-on, loudly and often, and keeps what they hoped would be a simple sniper shot alive in the media for weeks, months, and longer. He NEVER lets them (the corrupt government agencies or the legacy media) get away with it. Carry on.

  • CORRECTION:

    The DOJ is urging a federal judge to keep the Trump search warrant affidavit sealed to protect …LIES USED TO OBTAIN THE FAUDULENT WARRANT!

    There, fixed dat 4 U!

  • Obama’s Errand boy,Obama and Russiagate Democrats have to be held accountable for ALL their crimes against Trump and also against the citizens.We have the most criminal Banana Republic swamp monsters today destroying America

  • Because of the previous political actions of the DOJ and the FBI, it is imperative that the warrant authorizing the Raid on Trump’s home be revealed to prove that it was not just another anti-Trump fishing expedition. The majority of Americans believe it is and America needs to know the truth now!

  • The DOJ and the FBI just set a precedent that a search warrant does not have to be specific. In addition, a non specific search warrant for a prior President will open the flood gates for future political retaliation by government officials. If it is OK to issue and execute a non specific search warrant for a prior President then it is OK for a Senator, House Representative, Judge, Governor, State Representative, Mayor, Police Chief or you. This is not a good omen for our Republic. Would you, as an American Citizen, want the authorities to have the authority to search your residence, computer, telephone, car or social media accounts for a non specific reason?

  • The entire planet knows this is 100% political as Biden is scared to death to face Trump! Now that they have discovered the machines DID CHEAT! And many states changed laws when they had no right! Then with the showing of 2000 mules with the governments own tapes. It looks like the government is trying to hide what they did. They will keep pushing but in the end the people will know the truth and demand certain people be jailed. As nobody believes the guy that couldn’t draw fly’s won anything! Watched the other day when he gave a speech to an empty field! How embarrassing!

  • Well now that Colorado has undeniable proof the machines did cheat! And Dominion was caught in the act of changing the voter data! I am sure Biden is in a big hurry to get something on Trump! As if there is any justice in America. Biden will not be here to run against anybody . But rather be answering why he and Democrats cheated during the 2020 election! A lot of big name Democrats could be in jail! And maybe for this as well! On the bright side they would all get almost new orange jump suits! Democrats would really be turning on each other! And their own videos will do them in!

  • IF the Democrats were smart! They would have stopped when they caught Trump having two scoops of ice cream! As that is the only thing they ever got right!

  • Want a good laugh? Go on Twitter, and see all the Sexually Confused feMALE and FEmale Democrats Waaa Waaaing about this and CNN ! The Demtards, are IMPLODING ! Love it !

  • To keep the FBI/Biden?Obama Russia Gate hoax sealed is the most important national security documents of the day,REALLY?that is what the raid was about ,the Russia gate criminals are worried,scared shitless

  • Where is the court condemning the FBI for past digressions and corruption??? They certainly are no choir boys when it comes to trying to frame somebody! And their recent grand SWAT show at Trumps home was a joke at best! Biden should be embarrassed ! I wonder what they will say when Trump does it to them????? Then you will hear them and the corrupt media screaming about the law! The same law they now ignore!

  • Since the search warrant is supposed to be public record, then the only reason the FBI and DOJ wouldn’t want it to be unsealed is if they did something illegal.

  • With the amount of fraud and criminal activity engaged in by this coup regime, there is no way they will allow Trump to gain control of the Country. They have gone too far and committed such treachery that would cost them their lives if revealed they can’t allow that to happen. I suspect if pushed to the limit and ordered to release the records, they will move ahead and make a political arrest of Trump and chance the violence that is sure to follow, banking on the media and corrupt government offices to back up their establishment of a dictatorship. They scream “our democracy” is at stake when it is true democracy, a government of mob rule that they really want to establish to replace our Republic.

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