The U.S. Justice Department on Monday objected to the release of a court document detailing what prompted federal investigators to conduct an unprecedented search of former President Donald Trump’s home last week. The Justice Ministry asserted that such a release would “irreparably harm an ongoing criminal investigation,” according to a court document.
The U.S. Justice Department on Monday, August 15, objected to the release of the court document, which led to federal investigators conducting the investigation. Unprecedented search Former President Donald Trump’s last week.
Federal police raid at his home in Mar-a-Lago, Florida – A first for a former president – caused a political firestorm, with Donald Trump and his supporters denouncing it as a “witch hunt.”
Several organizations, including the media, have asked the judge to release a court document in which investigators typically explain why the investigation is necessary. The Justice Ministry pledged on Monday that such a release would “irreparably harm an ongoing criminal investigation,” according to a court document.
Compromise in criminal investigation
On Friday, a judge also made public the warrant authorizing the search and a list of seized documents, this time at the request of prosecutors. But unlike the first document, the ministry estimated that the document released this time contained “very important information about witnesses”, techniques used by the police and “very important facts about the investigation”. Its release could reveal investigators’ strategy and “conciliate (success) in the next steps of the investigation,” he added.
According to documents disclosed Friday, the judge suspects the Republican party violated the US Intelligence Act, which strictly regulates the possession of classified documents. A number of documents classified as “Top Secret” were mentioned in the list of seized items.
Donald Trump, who is poised to restart his race for the White House in 2024, has promised the documents are declassified.
On Monday, the Republican, noting that his passports were seized during the search, said he was the victim of “an attack against a political opponent that we have never seen in our country.”
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