Court: US DOJ can resume reviewing documents seized from disgraced former president’s home

Source: Canadian Broadcasting Corporation [Canadian state media]

“The U.S. Justice Department can resume reviewing classified records seized by the FBI from former president Donald Trump’s Florida home pending appeal …. The Atlanta-based 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals granted a request by federal prosecutors to block U.S. District Judge Aileen Cannon’s stay barring them from using the classified documents in their probe until an independent arbiter, called a special master, vets the materials to weed out any that could be deemed privileged and withheld from investigators. The appeals court also said it would agree to reverse a portion of the lower court’s order that required the government to hand over records with classification markings for the special master’s review. … Trump’s lawyers could potentially ask the U.S. Supreme Court, whose 6-3 conservative majority includes three justices appointed by him, to intervene in the matter.” (09/21/22)