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Thu Sep 15 21:54:01 PDT 2022
Corrupt DOJ getting spanked over Trump raid...
DOJ Denied Access To Trump Raid Docs After Judge Appoints Special Master
A special master has been appointed to act as a firewall between the
Justice Department and materials seized during an Aug. 8 raid on
former President Trump's Mar-a-Lago residence in Palm Beach, Florida.
In a pair of Thursday orders from federal district Judge Aileen
Cannon, the DOJ's motion to access a subset of classified records
stored on the Trump property was denied, and a recently retired judge
that both the DOJ and Trump's team agreed on - recently retired Judge
Raymond Dearie - will serve as special master.
Pdf source, Highlights via The Last Refuge
Raymond has until Nov. 30, 2022 to complete his review.
Cannon struck down the DOJ's request for a partial stay of an earlier
motion on accessing the seized materials, after lawyers for the
government argued that they should be able to review over 100
classified documents taken during the raid - as they are not covered
by any claims of personal property or executive privilege.
That said, Cannon sided with a DOJ request for Trump to pay the full
cost associated with a special master.
"If the court were willing to accept the government’s representations
that select portions of the seized materials are—without
exception—government property not subject to any privileges, and did
not think a special master would serve a meaningful purpose, the court
would have denied plaintiff’s special master request," wrote Cannon.
"The court does not find it appropriate to accept the government’s
conclusions on these important and disputed issues without further
review by a neutral third party in an expedited and orderly fashion."
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