During the operation, officers searched 58 bedrooms and 33 bathrooms, according to the search warrant, angering supporters of the former president. Faced with the political storm, the Minister of Justice had to give a very rare press conference and assured that he had “personally approved” the search.
Federal Judge Bruce Reinhart had ordered the Department of Justice to release this key document, supposed to detail the reasons which led to the investigation of Donald Trump, citing public interest in the unprecedented search of the home of a former president. American. But the magistrate had accepted the ministry’s request to redact important parts of the document – which could otherwise have revealed the identity of certain actors in the case – in the name of a “compelling” need to protect the investigations.
Authorities waited until the last minute, releasing the 38-page document shortly after 6:00 p.m. (French time), the deadline imposed by Judge Reinhart.
Without delivering explosive revelations due to the many redacted passages, this pleading offers an insight into how Donald Trump kept potentially ultra-confidential documents at his home in Mar-a-Lago – and the concern aroused by his apparent recklessness on the part of the authorities.