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Judge releases additional part of Mar-a-Lago affidavit


Pages from a court filing by former President Donald Trump Associated Press/Photo by Jon Elswick

Judge releases additional part of Mar-a-Lago affidavit

The Department of Justice approved the publication of a previously redacted segment of its Mar-a-Lago search warrant affidavit. The FBI filed the affidavit when asking permission to search former President Donald Trump’s estate in Florida. The newly released part of the affidavit notes that agents were looking for video footage from Mar-a-Lago security cameras.

Why unseal this information now? Trump’s lawyers recently revealed the existence of a grand jury subpoena for the footage. It could show who had access to the storage room where records were kept. The FBI is investigating whether Trump’s team mishandled presidential records, including classified documents. It raided the Florida estate on Aug. 8, seizing records and other items.

Dig deeper: Read Leo Briceno and Carolina Lumetta’s report in The Stew about the redacted affidavit.


Lynde Langdon

Lynde is WORLD’s executive editor for news. She is a graduate of World Journalism Institute, the Missouri School of Journalism, and the University of Missouri–St. Louis. Lynde resides with her family in Wichita, Kan.

@lmlangdon


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