(DCWatchdog.com) – BREAKING NEWS ALERT: In a significant victory for former President Donald J. Trump, a federal judge has agreed with his demand that a Special Master be appointed to review all of the files, documents, and materials the Federal Bureau of Investigation seized from his home and office at Mar-a-Lago when it executed a search warrant there last month looking for national security documents and other items the U.S. Department of Justice alleges Trump possessed in violation of several federal statutes.
The court further ordered that, for the time being, prosecutors may not use any of the seized items to continue their investigation of Trump.
As the New York Post is currently reporting in “Judge grants Trump’s motion to appoint special master in Mar-a-Lago FBI raid“:
“A federal judge on Monday granted former President Donald Trump’s request to appoint a special master to review the trove of documents seized during the FBI’s raid on Mar-a-Lago last month, saying some of the materials were medical or tax-related.
“The decision by U.S. District Judge Aileen Cannon is a win for Trump and his legal team –and came despite objections from the Justice Department, which argued it had already completed a review of potentially privileged documents.
“In her ruling, Cannon agreed to appoint a special master — an independent third party — to review the boxloads of personal items, documents, and material seized in the FBI’s Aug. 8 raid on Trump’s home that may potentially be subject to claims of attorney-client or executive privilege.” [emphasis added]
“The judge ordered the DOJ to stop reviewing and using the seized documents as part of its criminal investigation until the special master can complete a review. She will, however, allow U.S. intelligence officials to continue a classification review and national security risk assessment.” [emphasis added]
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