Appeals court shuts down special master review of Mar-a-Lago documents – IOTW Report

Appeals court shuts down special master review of Mar-a-Lago documents

JTN: A federal appeals court on Thursday ruled that a Trump-appointed judge erred in appointing a special master to independently review the documents the FBI seized from his Mar-a-Lago estate in August.

An 11th Circuit Court of Appeals panel unanimously determined that U.S. District Court Judge Aileen Cannon was incorrect both to appoint a special master to independently assess Trump’s executive privilege claims and to bar the Department of Justice from conducting its own review, Politico reported.

“The law is clear. We cannot write a rule that allows any subject of a search warrant to block government investigations after the execution of the warrant,” the panel wrote, per Reuters. “Nor can we write a rule that allows only former presidents to do so.”

Trump will likely appeal the ruling to the Supreme Court.


9 Comments on Appeals court shuts down special master review of Mar-a-Lago documents

  1. Per the DOJ: “[d]istrict courts have no general equitable authority to superintend federal criminal investigations…”

    So then, why does an appeals court? I’m afraid we are only one or two steps away from the only solution remaining.

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  2. “Trump will likely appeal the ruling to the Supreme Court.”

    NO STANDING! MOOT!

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  3. JOHN ROBERTSA….
    YOU SOB YOU STOLE MY THUNDER.

    kidding; but i was going to say just that!

    Who made you Chief John?

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  4. an ol exJarhead
    DECEMBER 2, 2022 AT 11:13 AM

    “Who made you Chief John?”

    ….buuuuussshhh….

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