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DOJ, FBI ‘So Corrupt that They're Redacting their Reasons for Redactions’ in Released Affidavit, ‘Federalist’ CEO Mocks

Craig Bannister | August 26, 2022 | 4:39pm EDT
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“Transparency is one of DOJ’s and FBI’s passions,” Sean Davis, co-founder and CEO of “The Federalist” sarcastically tweeted Friday, after the release of a heavily-redacted copy of the affidavit used to justify a warrant to raid former President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago home in Florida.

In a series of tweets, Davis razzed the FBI and DOJ for its lack of transparency regarding its unprecedented raid of a former president’s home.

“DOJ and FBI are so corrupt that they're redacting their reasons for redactions in their justification for raiding a U.S. president's home,” Davis tweeted, embedding images of two pages, titled “Reasons for Withholding.”

“However much contempt you have for these lawless agencies, it's not nearly enough,” Davis declared.

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What little of the affidavit that wasn’t blacked out shows that the FBI sought to comb thru Pres. Trump’s entire 128-room home, The Federalist reported Friday, in a piece titled “FBI Is So Committed To Transparency Nearly Entire Trump Raid Affidavit Is Redacted”:

“The few sentences made public in the affidavit, however, show the FBI was motivated to comb through Trump’s 128-room living quarters because of a CBS News article that a truck was present at Mar-a-Lago in the final days of his presidency.”

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