Over the weekend, reports started to surface that a judge in the now-infamous Mar-a-Lago raid was considering the appointment of a Special Master to check the documents taken during the FBI raid.
Saturday, Judge Aileen M. Cannon of the Southern District of Florida announced her “preliminary intent to appoint a special master.”
The DOJ is now pushing back in a panic to prevent that from happening.
On Monday, the DOJ made a filing saying that its vetting team had already reviewed the documents and there was no need for a Special Master.
Can They Be Trusted?
That is the big question here.
Right now, the trust for the DOJ and FBI is at an all-time low.
To make matters even more problematic, the DOJ admitted that there were some privileged documents in the inventory that was taken from Trump’s home.
The DOJ filing stated, “[T]he Privilege Review Team … identified a limited set of materials that potentially contain attorney-client privileged information, completed its review of those materials, and is in the process of following the procedures set forth in paragraph 84 of the search warrant affidavit to address potential privilege disputes, if any.”
The filing also stated that the Office of the Director of National Intelligence “are currently facilitating a classification review of materials recovered pursuant to the search” and that “ODNI is also leading an intelligence community assessment of the potential risk to national security that would result from the disclosure of these materials.”
Trump continues to push the narrative that all documents that were removed had been declassified by his administration.
This case will end up before the Supreme Court as a true test of the power of a president to classify and declassify materials as he sees fit.
Source: Fox News