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To federal magistrate on Thursday said he may allow the release of some portions of the Justice Department’s affidavit authorizing the search of former President Donald Trump’s Florida estate, Mar-a-Lago.

US Magistrate Judge Bruce Reinhart said at a hearing in West Palm Beach that while the affidavit should not be released in full, there are portions of it that at least presumptively could be unsealed. He ordered government lawyers to provide a redacted copy of the document for his consideration of him by next week. A consortium of media companies are pushing for the document’s public release.

What happens next? At noon on Aug. 25, the federal government will file proposed redactions to the affidavit submitted before the Aug. 8 search at Mar-a-Lago. The judge said if he agrees the federal government has met its burden, he will issue an order “accordingly.” If the judge finds the government has not met its burden, he and federal attorneys will discuss the issue.

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