Thanks to a ruling by U.S. Magistrate Judge Bruce Reinhart the affidavit used to justify the raid of Mar-A-Lago was released.
The document that convinced a judge to approve a search warrant for former President Donald Trump’s home in Florida was made public on Aug. 26 in a heavily redacted form.
Government officials filed a copy of the search warrant affidavit, authored by an FBI agent, on orders from U.S. Magistrate Judge Bruce Reinhart.
The judge approved the warrant application on Aug. 5. FBI agents executed the warrant three days later at Mar-a-Lago in Palm Beach.
Nearly half of the document was redacted and blacked out.
The affidavit contains heavy redactions, with nearly half of the document being blacked out.
The affidavit states that the investigation began as a result of a referral the United States National Archives and Records Administration sent to the Department of Justice on February 9, 2022, nearly a month after Trump had returned 15 boxes of materials.
Donald Trump responded on Truth Social with a blistering statement.
Trump said that “Judge Bruce Reinhart should NEVER have allowed the Break-In of my home” and asked why the judge hasn’t recused himself from this case.
He also pointed out there was no mention of nuclear in the unredacted sections.
Affidavit heavily redacted!!! Nothing mentioned on “Nuclear,” a total public relations subterfuge by the FBI & DOJ, or our close working relationship regarding document turnover – WE GAVE THEM MUCH. Judge Bruce Reinhart should NEVER have allowed the Break-In of my home. He recused himself two months ago from one of my cases based on his animosity and hatred of your favorite President, me. What changed? Why hasn’t he recused himself on this case? Obama must be very proud of him right now!