Executive Branch

Redacted Mar-a-Lago Search Warrant Affidavit Released

Matt Gluck, Hyemin Han
Friday, August 26, 2022, 12:51 PM

The Justice Department released a redacted version of the warrant that led to the search of former President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago residence for sensitive documents.

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On Aug. 26, the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida unsealed several documents related to the FBI’s search at former President Trump’s Mar-a-Lago residence.

The unsealed documents include:

  • the affidavit justifying the Mar-a-Lago search warrant under Rule 41 for a Warrant to Search and Seize with exhibits; 
  • the government’s Motion to Seal three memorandums related to its proposed redactions to its search warrant affidavit; 
  • a Notice of Filing of a Redacted Memorandum
  • the government’s Motion to Seal this Notice of Filing;
  • and the order to file under seal the Notice of Filing and an attachment, the government’s motion to seal, and this order itself. 

You can read the affidavit here or below and the other filings above:


Matt Gluck is a research fellow at Lawfare. He holds a BA in government from Dartmouth College.
Hyemin Han is an associate editor of Lawfare and is based in Washington, D.C. Previously, she worked in eviction defense and has interned on Capitol Hill and with the U.S. Mission to the United Nations. She holds a BA in government from Dartmouth College, where she was editor-in-chief of The Dartmouth independent daily.

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