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Trump Warrant Judge Urged to Release Most of FBI Affidavit (1)

Aug. 18, 2022, 1:35 PM

A group of media organizations urged a Florida judge to release most of an FBI affidavit that helped the Justice Department obtain a search warrant for former President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago resort.

The public has a “clear and powerful interest” in understanding the unprecedented investigation into Trump’s handling of classified records, said the group, which includes the New York Times, CNN and Associated Press.

The government has given “little explanation as to how release would harm the ongoing investigation” even though many details of the probe are already public, the group said in the filing in federal court in ...