Skip to content

Breaking! DOJ Makes Move to Stop Appointment of Special Master for Trump Raid Docs

The Department of Justice has moved to appeal the U.S District Judge’s ruling to allow a special master to review the documents seized by the FBI at the former president’s residence last month.

In a ruling on Monday, District Judge Aileen Cannon agreed to appoint a special master to review the seized property for materials subject to executive or attorney-client privilege. She also instructed federal prosecutors to take a pause on using the seized documents for their investigation, allowing only the intelligence community to continue its review.

Cannon’s ruling noted the extent of the Biden administration in this raid as she said the president was involved in “providing the FBI access to the records in question, as requested by the incumbent President, beginning as early as May 12, 2022.”

As expected, federal prosecutors have appealed the judge’s ruling as they claim to be concerned about handing top government information to a third party. In their filing on Thursday, the department of justice also appealed the judge’s ruling to stop their investigations on the seized properties and hand them over to the special master.

"*" indicates required fields

Should Joe Biden resign?*
This poll gives you free access to our premium politics newsletter. Unsubscribe at any time.
This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

In addition, the federal prosecutors claimed that the intelligence community had paused its review, claiming it is impossible to separate it from the prosecutor’s investigations. They also demanded to know what was in the folders seized from the raid, which were marked as classified.

The filing adds, “The government respectfully requests that the Court rule on this motion promptly. If the Court does not grant a stay by Thursday, September 15, the government intends to seek relief from the Eleventh Circuit.”

Logically speaking, the judge ruled to rightfully appoint a special master to protect the former president’s rights because he is an American and he deserves that much. The FBI crossed the line by raiding his house, seizing everything they could find, and even damaging his property. 

However, the Department of Justice is claiming that the former president does not need to have his rights protected over the seized documents.

The Department of Justice stated that the former president “does not and could not assert that he owns or has any possessory interest in classified records; that he has any right to have those government records returned to him; or that he can advance any plausible claims of attorney-client privilege as to such records that would bar the government from reviewing or using them.”

These claims by the department of justice are regardless of the fact that Cannon’s rulings found that the FBI seized documents of all kinds, including tax information, medical records, and accounts information, amongst others. 

In addition, the extremely overboard nature of the search and warrant is questionable enough to make the FBI immediately return all the seized documents and apologise to the former president. Yet, they claim he does not have a right to a special master because of government privacy, but they are already leaking information about all the seized documents to the world themselves.