MAGA-NIFIC! Judge appointed by D. Trump accepts Trump’s request to appoint special master in Merrick Garland raid at Mar-a-Lago.
Published on 6.9.2022
MAGA-NIFICATIVE news! !!
Despite the best efforts of America’s dirtiest Attorney General, Merrick Garland, a Trump-appointed U.S. District Judge, Aileen Cannon, granted President Trump’s request to appoint a special master to review documents seized in last month’s FBI raid, led by the DOJ, on President Trump’s Mar-a-Lago home.
Judge Cannon ordered the FBI to stop digging through the documents until an expert attorney was appointed and could review them.
This is a huge victory for President Trump and his legal team.
On multiple occasions, Trump has claimed that he extensively declassified the documents before leaving the White House. In recent court appearances, President Trump’s attorneys said executive privilege rules allow him to be in possession of the documents after he leaves office.
The New York Post reports: In her decision, Ms Cannon agreed to appoint a special master – an independent third party – to examine boxes full of personal items, documents and equipment seized during the FBI raid on Trump’s home on August 8, which could potentially be the subject of claims of attorney-client or executive privilege.
“In addition to being deprived of potentially important personal documents, which alone creates real harm, the Complainant faces potential unquantifiable harm through the inappropriate disclosure of sensitive information to the public,” wrote Ms. Cannon in her decision.
It does, however, allow US intelligence officials to continue reviewing the classification and assessing national security risks.
The judge gave Mr. Trump’s lawyers and the Justice Department until Friday to file a proposed slate of nominees for the special master’s post.
Ms Cannon had previously signaled her inclination to allow the request, asking a DOJ lawyer during oral argument last week: “In the end, what is the harm in appointing a special master? »
On August 12, Stuart Kaplan, an FBI agent, blew the lid off the Mar-a-Lago raid with Dan Bongino, a former Secret Service agent, MAGA radio host, regular Fox guest and host of the Dan Bongino Show .