Live Updates The Department of Justice has released a heavily redacted affidavit used to justify the search of former President Donald Trump’s Florida home, Mar-a-Lago, on August 8. The decision to unseal the affidavit, made on Thursday by Judge Bruce Reinhart, came hours after the DOJ submitted its proposal for redactions in an effort to shield witnesses from intimidation or retribution. Ahead of the decision, Trump and many of his allies called for the full version of the affidavit to be released . On Monday, the former president filed a lawsuit against the DOJ asking for a special master be appointed to review seized materials. Sources told Newsweek that the raid was based on a tip that authorities received from an informer who knew the type of documents Trump kept. Live updates have ended. 17:46 PM EDT Dershowitz Says Indictment Possible but Unlikely Alan Dershowitz told Newsweek on Friday that the affidavit unsealed in connection with the U.S. Department of Justice’s (DOJ) investigation into former President Donald Trump’s handling of presidential documents demonstrates a potential for an indictment but that one is not likely to be handed down. The affidavit, which was heavily redacted upon its release, outlined why the… Read full this story
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