Tuesday, March 28, 2023

United States: prosecutors oppose publication of the reasons for the search of Trump’s house

The US Justice Department on Monday objected to the release of a court document to determine the reasons for a search of former President Donald Trump’s Florida residence, saying it would irreparably harm an “ongoing criminal investigation”.

The US Justice Department protested the publication of a court document on Monday, August 15, prompting federal investigators to conduct an unprecedented search last week at the home of former President Donald Trump.

Federal police operations at his residence in Mar-a-Lago, Florida – a first for a former president – caused a political storm, with Donald Trump and his supporters condemning “witch hunts”.

Several organizations, including the media, asked a judge to release a court document in which investigators usually explain why the search was necessary. According to a court document, the Justice Ministry assured on Monday that such publication would “cause irreparable harm to the ongoing criminal investigation”.

“Sensitive Cookie Information”

On Friday, this time at the request of prosecutors, a judge made public the warrant authorizing the search and a list of the documents seized. But, unlike before, the document that was requested this time for publication contained “very sensitive information on witnesses”, the technology used by the police, and “extremely important facts about the investigation”, the ministry said. Have an estimate. Its publication may reveal investigators’ strategy and “compromise (success) of the next phases of the investigation”.

According to documents revealed Friday, Justice suspects Republicans have violated a US law on espionage that tightly regulates the possession of confidential documents. The list of confiscated items mentions several documents classified as “top secret”.

Donald Trump, tipped to resume the White House race for 2024, assured that these documents had been declassified.

On Monday, indicating that he had his passports confiscated during the search, Republicans said he was “the victim of an attack against a political opponent like we have never seen in our country”.

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