By Robert Willmann
The Department of Justice filed documents today (Thursday, 25 August 2022) describing which parts of the affidavit supporting the search warrant run on Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago Florida property it wants to keep hidden. Three items on the court clerk’s docket sheet were filed under seal until further notice — numbers 88, 89, and 92. The government’s proposal appears to be in item number 89. The federal magistrate who signed and sealed the search warrant, Bruce Reinhart, issued a written order saying that “… the Government has met its burden of showing a compelling reason/good cause to seal portions of the Affidavit….”–
The Justice Department (DOJ) was to file a written brief in support of its proposed redactions to the affidavit. After the DOJ filed sealed papers today, the media companies that intervened in the magistrate’s court submitted a motion to unseal the parts of the government’s brief and other documents that were not blacked out–
The affidavit with parts redacted is to be filed by or before High Noon tomorrow, Friday, 26 August.