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Justice Dept. seeks to unseal search warrant of Trump home


Attorney General Merrick Garland said he personally approved the search warrant.

Attorney General Merrick Garland speaks throughout a news conference at the Department of Justice in Washington, Aug. 4, 2022. AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File


WASHINGTON (AP) The Justice Department has asked a court to unseal the search warrant the FBI received before searching the Florida estate of former President Donald Trump, Attorney General Merrick Garland said Thursday.

Garland cited the substantial public fascination with this matter in announcing the request at a hastily scheduled Justice Department news conference.

Garland also said he personally approved the search warrant, that was part of a continuing Justice Department investigation in to the discovery of classified White House records recovered from Trumps Mar-a-Lago home in Palm Beach, Florida earlier this season.

It had been not immediately clear if so when the unsealing request, filed in federal court in Miami, may be granted or once the documents could possibly be released.

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