"Disclosure of the government's affidavit at this stage would also likely chill future cooperation by witnesses whose assistance may be sought as* this investigation progresses, as well as in other high-profile investigations," the Justice Department wrote. "The fact that this investigation implicates highly classified materials further underscores the need to protect the integrity of the investigation and exacerbates the potential harm if information is disclosed to the public prematurely or improperly."
* That's "as" not "if". A week after the FBI seized the classified documents from Mar-a-Lago, the DOJ knows what they have.
Those witnesses who might be chilled are evidently still in Trump's orbit. The witness(es) could be somebody from his Secret Service detail, his housekeeping staff or even family members. That must be unnerving for Trump.
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