The Justice Department on Thursday asked a federal court in South Florida to reveal the search warrant that was executed at former President Donald Trump’s property in Mar-a-Lago on Monday.
A copy of the motion says the search warrant was filed with the court ahead of his execution Monday, and the property receipt, detailing what was seized, was filed Thursday.
“This matter clearly ‘concerns public officials or public concerns,'” the Justice Department said in its filing, “as it involves police action taken on the property of the 45th President of the United States.”
“The public’s clear and powerful interest in understanding what occurred under these circumstances weighs heavily in favor of disclosure,” the motion says. “That said, the former president should be given the opportunity to respond to this motion and object, including with respect to any ‘legitimate privacy interests’ or the potential for other ‘harm’ if these materials become public.”
Read the motion below:
This article originally appeared on USA TODAY: Trump search warrant: Read DOJ motion to unseal document