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Ministry of Justice says release of Mar-a-Lago affidavits will harm ongoing criminal probe

” fact that this investigation concerns highly classified materials reiterates need to protect the integrity of investigations and exacerbates potential for harm if information revealed public prematurely or inappropriately,” Justice Department officials wrote.

Instead, the DOJ is calling on the court to print the redacted document, which includes additional documents related to the search warrant, including the title page, the DOJ’s motion to seal the warrant. on August 5, and on the same day the sealing order was issued.

Among the Justice Department’s concerns about issuing a basic information is that witnesses may become uncooperative, especially “given the high-profile nature of this business”.

“Disclosure of the government’s affidavit at this stage also most likely cold future the cooperation of witnesses whose assistance may be requested in the course of this investigation progresses, as well as in other high-profile investigations,” Gonzalez and Bratt say, adding: “This is not just a hypothetical issue given the highly publicized threats made against law enforcement personnel in commemoration of searches on 8 August.

Throughout the filing, the Department of Justice refers to its current criminal a search investigation is an investigation that last issue of the week of search warrant found to include potential maltreatment offenses of secret materials and presidential records, as well as obstruction of Justice. The Justice Department said Monday that disclosure of the affidavit would jeopardize the investigation.

“Here, government has an irresistible, irresistible interest in preservation of integrity of constant criminal investigation,” officials from the Ministry of Justice said.

The application cites news reports growth in threats against FBI agents and attack armed man against FBI building in cincinnati last a week.

Although the magistrate overseeing the case, Bruce Reinhart, is not bound by the Justice Department’s requirement of secrecy. of affidavit, this would constitute an extremely rare step, even in cases of less national meaning. The Department of Justice acknowledged that decision belonged to Reinhart, and said that if he decided to release the affidavit, the department would propose substantial amendments “so vast that the remaining unsealed text would be stripped of of meaningful content”.

“Release of so edited version would not serve anyone public interest,” Gonzalez and Brett wrote.

Legislators of the House of Representatives and the Senate in both sides demanded more details regarding the search conducted at Trump’s home. home, which involved an attempt to obtain highly classified documents and other presidential records that Trump kept there.

Sworn statements supporting a search warrant are usually sealed until charges are filed or the investigation is closed. They are usually provided by the relevant FBI agent and confirm the reasons why bureau thinks there is probable cause of a crime.

Nicholas Wu and Josh Gerstein contributed to this report.

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