Court allows third-party review of Trumps Mar-a-Lago documents – Judge

MOSCOW (UrduPoint News/Sputnik – September 06, 2022) The court has authorized a third-party review of some of the documents seized during a search of former US President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago estate in Florida, suspending a government inquiry, U.S. District Judge Aileen Cannon said Monday.

On August 8, the FBI seized documents from Trump’s residence as part of a federal investigation into whether the materials stored there were of a sensitive nature and whether their improper storage could constitute violations of security protocols. national.

“A Special Master will be appointed to review seized property, manage and make recommendations on lien claims, and assess claims for the return of property. The exact details and mechanics of this review process will be decided shortly thereafter. receipt of submissions from parties,” Cannon wrote in the court ruling.

Cannon attributed the decision to potential harm from the disclosure of Trump’s personal information.

“In addition to being deprived of potentially important personal documents, which alone create real harm, the plaintiff faces potential unquantifiable harm due to improper disclosure of sensitive information to the public,” reads the statement. the court’s decision.

According to the document, the government’s review of documents seized from Trump should be suspended until an independent review is completed.

“The government is temporarily prohibited from examining and using any material seized from the applicant’s residence on August 8, 2022 for the purposes of a criminal investigation pending resolution of the master’s special examination process as determined by this Court,” Cannon added.

The FBI released an inventory of its raid on Trump’s residence last month that noted 11 sets of classified documents. On Friday, the Justice Department revealed a detailed inventory, which outlines general types of items in 33 boxes of documents from an office and storage room at Trump’s Mar-a-Lago residence. It mentions 48 “empty folders with ‘classified’ banners” in four boxes.

Trump denied filing any documents and criticized the raid as being carried out by a politicized FBI and Justice Department to prevent him from running in the 2024 presidential election.

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