A federal magistrate judge has ordered the Department of Justice (DOJ) to respond to requests to make public the warrant authorizing the FBI’s unprecedented Monday raid of former President Donald Trump’s residence.
Federal Magistrate Judge Bruce Reinhart ordered the DOJ to “file a Response to the Motion to Unseal” the warrant Wednesday following requests made by the Times Union, a news outlet located in Albany, New York, and the conservative legal action group Judicial Watch. Reinhart said the DOJ must respond no later than August 15.
According to Trump attorney Christina Bobb, Reinhart signed off on the warrant application for the FBI raid. Before Reinhart became a judge, he was as a defense attorney and at one time worked on behalf of several individuals connected to the late sex offender and trafficker Jeffrey Epstein.
BREAKING: Magistrate Judge Reinhart is asking for DOJ to respond to Judicial Watch’s unsealing request for (what I presume is) the Mar-a-Lago warrant by COB on Aug. 15. pic.twitter.com/Y4uJV3TGoz
— Kyle Cheney (@kyledcheney) August 10, 2022
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