Deciphering the DOJ docs- POLITICO


That was what a large portion of the eagerly anticipated Justice Department documents regarding the FBI’s search of DONALD TRUMP’s Mar-a-Lago compound looked like, as large swaths of pages were redacted — underscoring the lengths that officials are undertaking to protect “a significant number of civilian witnesses,” our ace colleagues Josh Gerstein and Kyle Cheney write.

But while the redacted affidavit and redacted memorandum of law describing the significance of the details in the affidavit were heavy on the black ink, they also provided some new details about the saga.

Kyle and Josh write: “Records the FBI obtained from Trump’s Florida home in advance of the Aug. 8 search bore indications they contained human source intelligence, intercepts under the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act and signals intelligence, as well as other tags indicating high…

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