The media will seek the judge to make the Trump search warrant affidavit public.

Media firms want to make public the evidence supporting the warrant that allowed FBI agents to investigate former President Donald Trumps Florida estate . The Associated Press, The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, and other media outlets, including CNN, demand that the affidavit be made public .

WEST PALM BEACH: Attorneys for several of the United States' biggest media companies will petition a federal magistrate judge on Thursday afternoon to make public the evidence supporting the warrant that allowed FBI agents to investigate former President Donald Trump's Florida estate last week.The Associated Press, The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, and other media outlets, including CNN, demand that US Magistrate Judge Bruce E. Reinhart publish the affidavit over the US Justice Department's restriction, claiming that his probe into Trump's handling of highly classified information would be compromised.According to the media firms, the affidavits would help the public determine whether the Justice Department had legitimate reasons for the search or if it was part of a Biden administration vendetta against Trump, as the former president and his supporters argue.In a Truth Social article last week, Trump called for the release of the un-redacted affidavit in the name of transparency.

President Trump described the operation as an attack that could only be committed in Third World Countries, claimed that agents even broke into my safe, and otherwise challenged the operation's justification.In a court filing, Justice Department attorneys said that its probe into Trump's handling of highly classified information is ongoing and that the paper contains sensitive information about witnesses.According to Juan Antonio Gonzalez, the United States attorney in Miami, and Jay Bratt, a top Justice Department national security official, the affidavit will make the entire criminal investigation incredibly difficult and irreparable.The affidavit, if disclosed, would serve as a roadmap to the government's ongoing probe, with specific details about its direction and future course, they wrote, in a way that is highly unlikely to undermine future investigative steps.

According to a release of the investigation, FBI agents searched Trumps Mar-a-Lago estate on August 8, detaining 11 sets of classified documents, some of which were not only classified but also contained sensitive compartmented information.That is a special category intended to protect the country's most important secrets, which could do incredibly grave harm to US interests if revealed publicly.The court records did not contain specific facts about the documents' contents.