A federal judge announced her intent to grant President Trump’s request for an independent review of documents seized by the FBI
After the embarrassing and vindicating release of the heavily redacted affidavit, President Trump is set to have his request for the independent review of documents seized by the FBI in their raid on Mar-a-Lago granted.
A federal judge announced Saturday that she intended to grant President Trump’s request to appoint a “special master” to review the FBI’s pilfered documents, citing the “exceptional circumstances.”
From Fox News:
“Trump and his legal team filed a motion Monday evening seeking an independent review of the records seized by the FBI during its raid of Mar-a-Lago earlier this month, saying the decision to search his private residence just months before the 2022 midterm elections “involved political calculations aimed at diminishing the leading voice in the Republican Party, President Trump.”
U.S. District Judge from the Southern District of Florida, Judge Aileen M. Cannon, on Saturday afternoon said that the decision was made upon the review of Trump’s submissions and “the exceptional circumstances presented.”
Recognizing the FBI’s raid for what it is–an attack on President Trump and the Republican Party–Judge Cannon seems intent on ensuring that Trump is granted fair treatment, with fully independent reviewers going over the allegedly sensitive documents.
“Pursuant to Rule 53(b) (1) of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure and the Court’s inherent authority, and without prejudice to the parties’ objections, the Court hereby provides notice of its preliminary intent to appoint a special master in this case,” Cannon wrote in a filing Saturday.
Some of the documents seized by the FBI were also covered under attorney-client privilege.
Boxes labeled A-14, A-26, A-43, A-13, A-33, and a set of documents — all seen on the final page of the FBI’s property receipt — contained information covered by attorney-client privilege.
That President Trump even had to ask for an impartial review is an indictment itself on our crooked, Democrat-ran justice system. Impartial review should be the default or standard in any investigation or judgment.