A federal magistrate judge on Thursday said he would release a redacted version of the affidavit that convinced him to approve a warrant to search former President Trump’s Florida home.
The decision from Judge Bruce Reinhart comes after he ordered the Justice Department to propose redactions to a document whose full release the department argued would compromise their ongoing investigation.
In his order, Reinhart found the redactions from the Justice Department to be sufficiently narrow.
“I find that the Government has met its burden of showing a compelling reason/good cause to seal portions of the Affidavit,” Reinhardt wrote, noting that the redacted portions could reveal both the identities of witnesses, law enforcement agents and uncharged parties, as well as the investigation’s strategy, direction and scope.
The Justice Department is ordered to file a public version of its redacted document by noon Friday.