Trump Warrant: DOJ Opposes Releasing Search Affidavit

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    The Facts

    • In a court filing on Mon., prosecutors representing the DOJ stated they oppose unsealing the affidavit that backed the search warrant of former Pres. Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago home.

    • Trump called for the release of the unredacted affidavit in a social media post, however, the DOJ claimed the affidavit contains sensitive information that "implicates highly classified material."


    The Spin

    Pro-Trump narrative

    The DOJ and Biden admin. have weaponized law enforcement resources against their political opponents. The DOJ's desire to not release the affidavit once again makes it clear it's not working in public interest but rather to tarnish the reputation of Trump and his supporters as the midterm elections near.

    Democratic narrative

    The last thing Trump's defenders should want is for the affidavit to go public because it likely contains evidence that will bury him. Releasing a redacted version, however, might be wise to calm the former president's supporters and prove the DOJ isn't acting politically.

    Nerd narrative

    There is a 25% chance that Trump will be jailed or incarcerated before 2030, according to the Metaculus prediction community.


    Establishment split

    CRITICAL

    PRO

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