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Court Halts Trump Special Master Appointment in Mar-a-Lago Case

An appeals court ruled that the appointment of a special master after the search of former President Trump’s Florida home was improper, removing a hurdle the Justice Department said had delayed its criminal investigation into the retention of top-secret government information.

“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. Nor can we write a rule that allows only former presidents to do so,” a three-judge panel wrote for the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals, adding “either approach would be a reordering of our case law limiting the federal courts’ involvement in criminal investigations.”

The ruling now clears the way for them to at least 22,000 pages as part of their investigation the entire tranche of documents seized during an FBI raid in August on Trump’s Florida residence.

The ruling said that the pleas made by Trump’s attorneys to keep the special master process would represent “a dramatic and unwarranted” use of the court’s authority. His attorneys needed to prove that the government abused its authority by searching his home.

“As we have said, the status of a document as personal or presidential does not alter the authority of the government to seize it under a warrant supported by probable cause,” the judges wrote, adding “plaintiff attempts — as he did in the district court — to reverse the standard, arguing that the government does not need the non-classified documents for its investigation. This is not self-evident, but it would be irrelevant in any event. Plaintiff’s task was to show why he needed the documents, not why the government did not. He has failed to meet his burden.”

The special master process has been ongoing since September. Just hours before the ruling, Trump’s lawyers and the government filed a joint briefing reviewing the disputes over the remaining documents.

“It is indeed extraordinary for a warrant to be executed at the home of a former president — but not in a way that affects our legal analysis or otherwise gives the judiciary license to interfere in an ongoing investigation,” the judges continued.

It is unclear whether Trump’s lawyers will appeal the ruling.

  • Leah W says:

    Can someone please tell me when I moved to China?

  • ObamaIsGuiltyAsHell says:

    How do you think Obama became so rich? He sold secret classified confidental information to China!! And stored it all in an unsecured vacant furniture warehouse!! Where is this investigation?? Two Tier Justice System will result in this country burning to the ground!! This must END NOW!!!!!!!

  • Bobster says:

    How much money did them crooked judges get paid from the corrupt democrats to allow these shenanigans to continue !!! Fuck mumbles biden and his crooks at the doJ !!!

  • John says:

    Trump is a legal president right now according to 78 million voters who knows that a demon who was locked in a basement didn’t win anything it was handed to this pedophile who was treasonously and demonically inserted by a coup in a corrupted government, by a communist New World Order coup far as I’m concerned if Donald J Trump calls calls for a massive civil to war to protect our country Constitution our children and our way of life he’s got every right in the world to command that army of billions against the millions of corrupted communist anti-American anti-white demonic Satan worshiping pigs that are destroying this country minute by minute, with proof of hundreds of thousands of video and proof of corrupted elections around this country we no longer have a constitution as long as these demons remain in office so they can threaten real American Patriots with all their fake investigations and accusations of treason, when they’re the only treasonous communist anti-constitutional anti-American Democrat
    demonic treasonous, tyrannical fascist pigs in this country, the ones they’re trying to lock up get rid of, attack and silence are the real Patriots and must be forcibly removed from incarceration, and from their fake Insurrection and fake investigations with one-sided communist demons on the board and not one real American what are people waiting for Democrat communist fascist already declared a civil war against Americans for the past year and a half or more, no talking only action will fix this abomination of humanity

  • DDearborn says:


    The entire search of President Trump’s home was illegal on its face because a general warrant was used. General warrants are unconstitutional thus anything seized cannot be used in court. This is of course assuming the US “justice” department is in fact doing its job of upholding the Constitution and Bill of Rights.

    for those still confused as to why it was an illegal search kindly read the 4th Amendment included below. Make careful not of comparing that standard to the “warrant” that was actually issued. That warrant was so ridiculously broad because as written it allowed the seizure of literally any document or effect received, created or generated during the entire 4 years of the Trump administration….It is literally a working example of a general warrant. General warrants like this one are still used by tyrants, despots and terrorist states the world over.

    “The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by oath or affirmation, AND PARTICULARLY DESCRIBING THE PLACE TO BE SEARCHED, THE PERSONS OR THINGS TO BE SEIZED.

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