DOJ/INVESTIGATIONS: “A federal judge on Thursday said he is inclined to unseal at least some of the probable cause affidavit used to secure a search of former President Donald Trump’s Florida estate and ordered the government to submit proposed redactions…

During a hearing that lasted just over an hour, Jay Bratt, a top counterintelligence and national security official at DOJ, argued the ‘very detailed and lengthy’ document needed to be kept completely under wraps because it contains ‘substantial grand jury’ information in a ‘unique’ case with ‘national security overtones.’

He also said the government is ‘very concerned about the safety of the witnesses’ in the case whose identities could become compromised if the affidavit is unsealed.”

-Marc Caputo, Dareh Gregorian and Rebecca Shabad, “Judge says he’s inclined to unseal parts of Mar-a-Lago search affidavit, orders government to submit redactions,” nbcnews.com, August 18, 2022