10 things you need to know today: August 27, 2022

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1. DOJ releases heavily redacted Trump affidavit, with reasons for redaction redacted

The Justice Department on Friday released a redacted version of both the affidavit and memo related to the recent FBI raid on former President Donald Trump's Florida mansion. The DOJ even redacted portions of the documents in which it explained the rationale behind the redactions. As a result, many of the pages didn't reveal much information. Critics of the Mar-a-Lago raid mocked the redactions on Twitter, sharing screenshots of almost completely blacked-out material, especially sections where the eliminated text rendered clauses like "for example" or "as explained in the affidavit" completely moot.

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