DOJ says it’s open to one of disgraced former president’s picks for special master review

Source: CNN

“The Justice Department said it is open to a judge appointing one of the candidates that former President Donald Trump’s legal team put forward as a special master to review the documents seized from Mar-a-Lago, according to a court filing Monday evening. DOJ said senior Judge Raymond Dearie is acceptable, along with its two previously proposed selections: retired federal judges Barbara Jones and Thomas Griffith. … Dearie, originally a nominee of former President Ronald Reagan, has served as a federal judge in New York since the 1980s. He retired in 2011 and is now a senior judge on the circuit. … Earlier Monday, Trump said he opposes the Justice Department’s two proposed candidates to be the special master, but didn’t explain why.” (09/12/22)