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Justice Department Opposes Calls to Unseal Affidavit Used to Search Trump’s Home

HeadlineAug 16, 2022

The Justice Department has asked a federal judge not to unseal a sworn affidavit used by the FBI to recover 11 sets of secret government documents from Trump’s home in Florida. The affidavit was the basis of an application that convinced a judge to sign off on the warrant used by federal agents in their search of Trump’s Mar-a-Lago residence on August 8. In a federal court filing, prosecutors said the affidavit contains highly classified material and sensitive information about witnesses and that its release would compromise the continuing investigation.

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