New Major Court Decision Over Trump Raid

The records taken by the FBI at Mar-a-Lago earlier in the month will be examined by a special master.

This is according to a federal judge who agreed with previous President Trump and declared her “prelim intention to establish a special master.”

The Department of Justice (DOJ) would not be permitted to use any papers or materials  covered by executive privilege or attorney-client confidentiality, according to a review by a “special master.”

It’s Not Over Yet

Judge Aileen M. Cannon, who was appointed by Trump, made her ruling less than a week after Trump’s team of lawyers submitted a request asking for an impartial assessment of the confiscated materials.

In a petition submitted on Monday, Trump claimed the FBI raid was an attempt by President Biden’s DOJ to smear him politically.

“Police forces serve as a cover for Americans. It should not be employed as a tool for political ends,” according to Trump.

“Therefore, in the wake of an extraordinary and illegal search at Mar-a-Lago, in Palm Beach, Florida, we request judicial help.”

In his motion for justice oversight and extra relief, Trump requests the court designate a special master, order the government to start releasing a more thorough property invoice, order the discharge of a special master, and demand the return of any items captured outside the purview of the search warrant.

According to Fox News, Judge Cannon made his ruling on Saturday based on Trump’s filings and “the extraordinary circumstances provided.”

Cannon stated the following in a filing:

“The court hereby gives notification of its preliminary intention to designate a special master in this matter,” without prejudice to the parties’ concerns and in accordance with Rule 53(b)(1) of the Federal Civil Procedure Rules and the Court’s inherent jurisdiction.

DOJ objected to the special master’s installation

In addition, Magistrate Judge Bruce Reinhart, who authorized the search warrant, issued a previously classified copy of the underlying document used to support the FBI’s search on Mar-a-Lago the day before Judge Cannon’s judgment.

Using the contents of 15 containers that Trump willingly gave to the agency, the federal authorities discovered “probable cause” to think he inappropriately held secret information at Mar-a-Lago.

As soon as word of Judge Cannon’s ruling leaked, Trump reiterated his assertions that the FBI search was “done for political motives” in a message.

Trump said on Truth Social, “Federal Judge in Florida recently took over the Presidential Documents Act case, such as the extraordinary, illegal, and invasion of my residence, Mar-a-Lago.”

“This attack was carried out for political reasons right before the midterms (and, of course, in 2024!) It is a shame to our nation!”

Attorneys for the DOJ were required to provide a reply and, “under seal,” a “more complete receipt for property identifying all assets confiscated pursuant to the search warrant issued on August 8, 2022,” according to a judge’s order.

This article appeared in Powerhouse News and has been published here with permission.