Judge set to decide on releasing affidavit used to justify Trump raid

A federal judge is set to hear arguments today over a request to unseal the affidavit supporting the search warrant last week executed at former President Trump's Mar-a-Lago resort.
2:09 | 08/18/22

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Transcript for Judge set to decide on releasing affidavit used to justify Trump raid
IN JUST A COUPLE OF HOURS. ROBIN? >> THANK YOU. AMY? >>> NOW TO THE NEW DEVELOPMENTS IN THE SEARCH OF FORMER PRESIDENT TRUMP'S FLORIDA RESIDENCE. A JUDGE IS SET TO HEAR ARGUMENTS ON RELEASING THE AFFIDAVIT USED TO WHY YOU HAVE THAT SEARCH. TERRY MORAN HAS THE LATEST ON THAT. GOOD MORNING, TERRY. >> Reporter: GOOD MORNING, AMY. TODAY WE COULD LEARN MORE ABOUT WHY THE FBI SOUGHT THAT SEARCH WARRANT TO SEARCH DONALD TRUMP'S FLORIDA RESIDENCE, AND AS TRUMP AND HIS ALLIES RAMP UP THEIR ATTACKS ON FEDERAL LAW ENFORCEMENT, ONE PROMINENT REPUBLICAN IS TELLING THEM TO STOP IT. THIS AFTERNOON, A FEDERAL MAGISTRATE JUDGE IS SET TO HEAR ARGUMENTS OVER REQUESTS TO UNSEAL THE AFFIDAVIT. THAT'S THE SWORN LEGAL DOCUMENT LAYING OUT THE EVIDENCE AND RATIONALE UNDERLYING THAT FBI SEARCH OF DONALD TRUMP'S MAR-A-LAGO HOME. TRUMP HAS DEMANDED ITS FULL RELEASE AND MANY TOP REPUBLICANS ARE BACKING HIM. >> WE NEED THE AFFIDAVIT. SHOW YOUR CARDS. MERRICK GARLAND CAN'T HAVE IT BOTH WAYS. HE CAN'T GIVE US THE INVENTORY WITHOUT TELLING US WHY IT WAS NECESSARY. >> Reporter: SEVERAL MEDIA ORGANIZATIONS INCLUDING ABC NEWS ARE ASKING THE COURT TO UNSEAL THEAFFIDAVIT, BUT THE JUSTICE DEPARTMENT IS STRONGLY OPPOSED ARGUING THAT DOING SO COULD COMPROMISE THEIR ONGOING INVESTIGATION INTO TRUMP'S MISHANDLING OF PRESIDENTIAL RECORDS. THE FBI HAS WARNED THAT AFTER THE SEARCH OF MAR-A-LAGO, THERE WAS AN INCREASE IN VIOLENT THREATS POSTED ON SOCIAL MEDIA AGAINST FEDERAL OFFICIALS. FORMER VICE PRESIDENT MIKE PENCE IS DEFENDING THE FBI. >> WE CAN HOLD THE ATTORNEY GENERAL ACCOUNTABLE FOR THE DECISION THAT HE MADE WITHOUT ATTACKING A RANK AND FILE LAW ENFORCEMENT PERSONNEL AT THE FBI. THESE ATTACKS ON THE FBI MUST STOP. CALLS TO DEFUND THE FBI ARE JUST AS WRONG AS CALLS TO DEFUND THE POLICE. >> Reporter: SO MIKE PENCE MAKING NEWS ON ANOTHER FRONT. HE IS SAYING THAT HE WOULD CONSIDER TESTIFYING BEFORE THE JANUARY 6th COMMITTEE. ABC NEWS HAS LEARNED THAT COMMITTEE INVESTIGATORS HAVE BEEN NEGOTIATING WITH PENCE AND HIS REPRESENTATIVES FOR MONTHS. IT WOULD BE AN EXTRAORDINARY AND

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