Donald Trump Suffers Major Defeat in Mar-a-Lago Documents Case


Donald Trump is once again running for the White House. He is still under federal criminal investigation.
A previous appointment was made to a special master for the review of documents taken by Mar-a-Lago’s former president. These documents led to an FBI raid of the house this summer.

A federal appeals court panel stopped Thursday’s outside review of thousands of documents seized from Donald Trump’s Florida home. It found that the lower court judge had incorrectly appointed an expert to decide whether the material should remain safe from criminal investigators.

After the FBI carried out a court-approved search of Trump’s Mar-a-Lago home and private club, on August 8. 8, Trump sought an external arbitrator. Also known as a “special Master”, the FBI also conducted a court-approved search. After the FBI conducted a court-approved search at Trump’s Mar-a-Lago (his home and private club), on Aug. 8, more than 13,000 documents related to Trump’s time in the White House.

This is an important victory for the Department of Justice. The decision confirms that documents were seized legally and can be used in government’s criminal investigation. So any concerns about attorney-client privilege by the Trump camp will no longer be a concern.

The 11th Circuit’s decision was based on a panel composed of two Trump-era appointees and one Bush-era appointed. This question would require someone more knowledgeable in the field.

Only what I can say in this case is what it means. It doesn’t really mean that much to me. Raymond Dearie (the special master assigned by Trump’s team) already stated that he could not comment on the case.

Is this a sign that things will change?