Left is in Uproar Over Laster Development in Mar-a-Lago Raid Case
There’s some radical new news brewing in the case between President Donald Trump and the DOJ. The fight is over documents that they seized from his home when it was raided in August.
One of the last points of controversy was when Judge Aileen Cannon ruled that the documents had to be turned over to a special master, Judge Raymond Dearie. This special master would determine what needed to be returned to Trump since the FBI had admitted there were some private records that they did not have a right to take.
The DOJ was tasked with screening out executive privilege, attorney-client privilege, and personal records from what the FBI seized.
The problem was that the DOJ wanted to exclude about 100 documents from being turned over to the special master. They claimed that the documents were classified and former President Trump did not have a right to them.
The DOJ appealed to the 11 Circuit Court of Appeals which ruled in their favor and set apart those documents from those to be turned over to the special master. But now, Dearie is only looking at the non-classified documents.
Trump’s team is asking the Supreme Court to review the decision of the 11th Circuit. They are not asking the Court to block the DOJ from looking at them. The Trump team argued that the 11th Circuit erred on procedural grounds.
Trump’s team argued in their filings that “the unprecedented circumstances presented by this case—an investigation of the Forty-Fifth President of the United States by the administration of his political rival and successor—compelled the District Court to acknowledge the significant need for enhanced vigilance and to order the appointment of a Special Master to ensure fairness, transparency, and maintenance of the public trust.”
“That appointment order is simply not appealable on an interlocutory basis and was never before the Eleventh Circuit. Nonetheless, the Eleventh Circuit granted a stay of the Special Master Order, effectively compromising the integrity of the well-established policy against piecemeal appellate review and ignoring the District Court’s broad discretion without justification,” the filing continues.
Trump’s legal team added that this “unwarranted stay should be vacated as it impairs substantially the ongoing, time-sensitive work of the Special Master.”
“Moreover, any limit on the comprehensive and transparent review of materials seized in the extraordinary raid of a President’s home erodes public confidence in our system of justice,” the filing continued.