Daily Bread for 8.27.22: Original and Annotated Versions of the Affidavit for the Search of Trump’s Home

Good morning.

Saturday in Whitewater will see periods of clouds and sun with a high of 81. Sunrise is 6:15 AM and sunset 7:36 PM for 13h 21m 49s of daytime.  The moon is new with 0.0% of its visible disk illuminated.

 On this day in 1832, Black Hawk, leader of the Sauk tribe of Native Americans, surrenders to U.S. authorities, ending the Black Hawk War.

The New York Times has published both the original (with court-approved redactions) and an annotated version of the Affidavit for the Search of Trump’s Home. The link I’ve posted of the annotated version is open for anyone, and (of course) the original, redacted version is, a public document.

I’ve the original, below, but would recommend a visit to the open NYT link to make the most of the document. An evergreen point about law: law is one of the humanities, and so is as broad a subject as human interaction itself. While federal procedure, for example, is (or at least should be) familiar to all competent American attorneys, many aspects of an unusual case like this call for reliance on the small number of attorneys who practice regularly in this field. There are sad, disgraceful examples of non-attorneys, and even some lawyers, who are misrepresenting simple matters of law. 

For something like this, it’s critical to rely on professionals who have dealt with these cases, either lawyers or journalists who’ve long covered this field, for solid assessments. Specifically, those who have dealt with cases involving national security classifications and documents. Any random guest on a cable news program just won’t do. The NYT annotation is a good place to start, and attorneys Andrew Weissmann, Brad Moss, Mark Zaid, and Steve Vladeck are knowledgeable lawyers on whom one can rely, 

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