DOJ asks 11th Circuit to 'end' special master review of Trump records s
From Johnny@21:1/5 to All on Sat Oct 15 08:42:25 2022
By Brooke Singman
Published October 14, 2022
The Justice Department filed a motion requesting that the 11th Circuit
Court of Appeals "end" Special Master Raymond Dearie’s independent
review of records seized by the FBI in its unprecedented raid of former President Trump’s Mar-a-Lago home.
U.S. District Judge Aileen Cannon ordered the appointment of Dearie to
review classified documents, personal documents and records containing attorney-client privilege, and executive privilege seized by the FBI
from Trump’s private residence in Palm Beach, Fla. in August.
The Justice Department challenged that order at the 11th Circuit,
though, arguing that the DOJ should be able to continue its review of
the approximately 100 documents bearing classification markings seized
during the raid.
The 11th Circuit ruled in favor of the Justice Department and limited Dearie’s review to only non-classified records for attorney-client and executive privilege, while the DOJ continue its review of classified
On Friday, the Justice Department challenged the appointment of Dearie altogether, arguing that Trump has not "asserted a claim of personal attorney-client privilege that would justify the district court’s