They desire privacy. Democrats are resisting the calls of the media and the watchdog organization to be truthful with the American people over their recent attack and power grab.
Apparently, the Democratic administration of Joe Biden wishes to keep knowledge in the shadows.
The Department Of justice on Monday rebuffed attempts to make public the affidavit helping the search warrant for the shocking FBI raid on the Florida home of President Donald J. Trump, stating that the investigation “implicates highly classified material” and the document contains sensitive witness information.
The government’s rejection was in response to court petitions by numerous news organizations, including The Associated Press, and a watchdog group seeking to unseal the affidavit the Justice Department provided when it requested the warrant to search Trump’s Mar-a-Lago residence last month.
According to NPR, the court brief from the U.S. attorney in Miami, Juan Antonio Gonzalez, and the senior Department Of justice national security officer, Jay Bratt, claims that making the affidavit public would “cause significant and irreparable damage to this ongoing criminal investigation.”
The Watchdog organization, which files Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) cases against the government, is criticizing Biden and the DOG for their unwillingness to be forthright with the American people about what they were doing and why:
Tom Fitton, president of Judicial Watch, said, “Biden Justice Department Opposes Judicial Watch Federal Court Request to Unseal Affidavit Behind Unprecedented Raid on Trump Home.”
(Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch announced today that the Biden Department of Justice opposes its request that the court unseal the affidavit used to justify the controversial raid on the home of former President Trump.
The Justice Department was ordered by Magistrate Judge Bruce Reinhart to respond by 5:00 pm today to Judicial Watch’s Motion to Unseal the warrant and supporting materials behind the FBI raid of President Donald Trump’s home in Mar-a-Lago.
In its lawsuit, the Justice Department claimed that the release of the affidavit would “cause significant and irreparable damage” to its current criminal investigation.
President of Judicial Watch Tom Fitton made the following statement in response to the rejection of the Biden Justice Department to Judicial Watch’s Motion to Unseal:
It seems like the Biden Justice Department is telling the court what to do.
Respectfully, the court should make its own independent assessment of the compelling public interest in transparency about this abusive raid. The ‘criminal investigation’ the Biden administration is covering up reeks of corruption and dishonesty – and is based on a reinvention of law about presidential records that is at odds with the U.S. Constitution, court rulings, federal statutes, and prior government legal positions and practice.
No administration should be able to raid the home of a former president and putative presidential candidate based on ‘secret’ reasons.
The U.S. Constitution and federal law give unreviewable authority to President Trump to take whatever records he wishes at the end of his presidency.
The Biden administration’s dishonest depiction of personal records of President Trump it illicitly seized during the raid as “classified” is further demonstrating that the raid was a brazen act of raw political abuse.
More on this story via The Republic Brief:
On August 9, Judicial Watch filed its motion asking the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida to unseal as soon as possible the search warrant materials used by the FBI to raid President Trump’s Mar-a-Lago home in Florida (U.S. v. Sealed Search Warrant (Case No. 9:22-mj-08332)).
On August 11, the DOJ filed a motion offering to unseal certain warrant materials.
On August 12, Judicial Watch filed President Trump’s public statement with the court, in which he made it clear that he would not oppose the release of documents related to the August 8, 2022, raid. Later that day, the DOJ made a partial release of the Trump raid warrant materials. CONTINUE READING…