Democrats PANIC After Huge Loss
A federal judge on Monday agreed to grant former President Trump’s request to appoint an independent special master who would be reviewing all of the material that was taken from his Mar-a-Lago estate by the FBI last month.
U.S. District Judge Aileen Cannon, a Trump appointee, dismissed the objections from the Department of Justice (DOJ) and proceeded to stop the DOJ from carrying out any further reviews, that is until the special master has finished looking through all of the documents.
Cannon asked the DOJ and Trump’s attorneys to both submit their filings by Friday on any special master candidates they would like to propose.
Trump has previously said that the FBI’s and DOJ’s investigation is politically driven and that some of the documents seized would be protected under attorney-client privilege and executive privilege.
The DOJ has maintained that a special master would only cause further delays in their investigation and has repeatedly said that Trump is no longer covered by executive privilege as he is no longer in office.
In the ruling, Cannon said that she was not convinced by the evidence presented that a special master review was going to cause any further delays.
The FBI’s raid of Trump’s Mar-a-Lago residence on Aug. 8 was part of a federal investigation that is looking into whether Trump had violated the Espionage Act and two other statutes. For the investigation to find potential violations, the recovered documents would not need to be classified.
From the raid, the agents seized 33 boxes that contained more than 100 classified records.
Trump’s request for a special master came two weeks after the original FBI’s search. Cannon had announced her preliminary intent to grant Trump’s request for a special master.