President Donald J. Trump has been triumphant for his position on the employment of a special master, and now he has asserted his choice for the individual who would evaluate the documents seized in the August search on his Florida estate.
Fox News said that the action was a smackdown of Democratic Attorney General Merrick Garland because to the DOG’s protests against the special master:
“I am confident that what Garland has represented to the court, is something that everyone has looked at it. The judge, which granting the special master, already said Garland gave false representation, and that invites the question what Garland was doing going into Trump’s home. Was he wanting to know what communications were between Tump and his lawyers,” legal analyst Greg Jarret told Fox news.
AG Garland PANICS as major Trump victory on Special Master may COLLAPSE his entire pre-emptive COUP on Trump pic.twitter.com/G5lm3BRrER
— Benny Johnson (@bennyjohnson) September 12, 2022
It appears like there may be danger ahead.
In United States law, a special master is often a subordinate officer appointed by a court to enforce compliance with judicial orders or, alternatively, to hear evidence on behalf of the judge and make recommendations about the disposition of a case.
A court appoints a “special master” to carry out a specific action on its behalf.
A “special master” is theoretically distinct from a “master.”
A master’s role is primarily investigative, accumulating evidence or papers to guide the court’s future action, whereas a special master takes direct action on the court’s behalf.
According to Cornell Law School, it appears that the “special master” label is frequently employed for those performing primarily investigative work, while the plain “master” classification is becoming obsolete.
Until last week, the Department of Justice (DOJ) and Trump’s attorneys continued to argue over his request for a special master to evaluate the records taken from Mar-a-Lago. After Trump’s attorneys prevailed, the dispute shifted to who would fill the position.
Trump and his attorneys assert that the documents acquired by the FBI that day may not be classified.
Trump’s attorneys characterized the criminal investigation that necessitated the bizarre search as an out-of-control document storage issue and asserted that Trump had a “unfettered right” to view these presidential papers.
More on this story via The Republic Brief:
Federal prosecutors, until last week, when Trump’s request for assistance was granted, said the special master proceedings are harming national security by preventing them from using classified material in their criminal probe.
And now the two teams have reached an agreement about who will look at the documents and determine what has happened by agreeing on the special master.
The only special master candidate Trump and the DOJ can agree on: is a 78-year-old judge appointed by President Ronald Reagan. CONTINUE READING…