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Judge Unseals More of Mar-a-Lago Raid Affidavit

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For well over a month now, Donald Trump has been battling the Department of Justice over an armed raid of his Mar-a-Lago home, performed by FBI agents at the behest of the National Archives.

The only way that this could get any more “Deep State” is if George Soros tipped off the NSA to make it all happen.

And in these 5-plus weeks of drama, Americans have been clamoring for transparency, particularly as the urgent and incendiary nature of the raid hasn’t been supported by any sort of meaningful legal action, as if the whole thing was just for show ahead of the hotly-contested midterm elections.

This week, a judge in the case did provide a slight bit of new-ish information, however, but it looks likely that it’s just more of the DOJ attempting to disparage The Don.

A federal judge Tuesday unsealed additional portions of an FBI affidavit laying out the basis for a search of former President Donald Trump’s Florida home, showing that agents earlier obtained a hard drive after issuing a subpoena for surveillance footage recorded inside Mar-a-Lago.

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A heavily redacted version of the affidavit was made public last month, but the Justice Department requested permission to show more of it after lawyers for Trump revealed the existence of a June grand jury subpoena that sought video footage from cameras in the vicinity of the Mar-a-Lago storage room.

“Because those aspects of the grand jury’s investigation have now been publicly revealed, there is no longer any reason to keep them sealed (i.e. redacted) in the filings in this matter,” department lawyers wrote.

The former President’s team was cooperative in this instance.

The newly visible portions of the FBI agent’s affidavit show that the FBI on June 24 subpoenaed for the footage after a visit weeks earlier to Mar-a-Lago in which agents observed 50 to 55 boxes of records in the storage room at the property. The Trump Organization provided a hard drive on July 6 in response to the subpoena, the affidavit says.

The footage will almost certainly be used by the DOJ to attempt to set up an “obstruction” claim against the former Commander in Chief, despite Trump’s repeated claim that the items in question were declassified – which, if true, would completely nullify the DOJ’s case against him.

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As a lifelong advocate for the dream promised us in the Constitution, Andrew West has spent his years authoring lush prose editorial dirges regarding America's fall from grace and her path back to prosperity. When West isn't railing against the offensive whims of the mainstream media or the ideological cruelty that is so rampant in the US, he spends his time seeking adventurous new food and fermented beverages, with the occasional round of golf peppered in.