Raymond Dearie, the special master to assess documents taken during the highly politicized raid on his Florida family home, has given President Donald J. Trump until September 30 to identify the items he says were “placed” by investigators and answer whether or not the FBI lied.
The left applauds the decision, claiming that Trump will not be able to offer any proof, and adding that Trump’s choice for special counsel has become a problem in general.
“A push by Donald Trump’s lawyers to appoint a special master in the Mar-a-Lago documents case has quickly lost its main utility, with an appeals court restoring the Justice Department’s access to the documents with classified markings.
Halting the Justice Department’s review of those documents — and by extension, slowing its criminal probe of Trump — appeared to be its essential aim. In the end, it bought about two weeks’ worth of delay,” the Washington Post reported on Thursday.
The revisions to the special master were described by Vox as ‘Trump’s setback in the Mar-a-Lago “special master” lawsuit,’ Furthermore, “even Trump’s own appointees had no patience for the renegade judge who hindered the DOJ probe into the former president.”
“The United States Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit’s decision in Trump v. United States utterly savages former President Donald Trump’s efforts to slow down a criminal investigation into classified documents that the FBI seized from Mar-a-Lago, his Florida residence. It is equally dismissive of Cannon, the Trump-appointed federal district judge in Florida who ordered the Justice Department to halt this criminal investigation, at least temporarily,” Vox reported.
On August 8, 2022, Democrats took the extraordinary step of raiding Trump’s house, as they adored seeing the disruption of Trump’s family home.
“After the FBI search of his Mar-a-Lago resort in Palm Beach, Trump and his attorneys have publicly said on many occasions that investigators planted evidence during the investigation, without presenting evidence. Who needs knowledge about planting? Trump posted on his Truth Social platform on August 12,” noted NBC News, adding:
“In a filing Thursday, Senior U.S. District Judge Raymond J. Dearie of New York, the court-appointed special master, ordered the government to turn over copies of all non-classified items seized in the case to Trump’s lawyers by Monday.
More on this story via The Republic Brief:
He then ordered Trump’s team to submit a “declaration or affidavit” of any items in the inventory that were removed from Mar-a-Lago that the “Plaintiff asserts were not seized from the Premises,” meaning items that were put there by someone else.”
Dearie also asked Trump’s lawyers to identify any items that were seized by agents but not listed in the inventory. “This submission shall be Plaintiff’s final opportunity to raise any factual dispute as to the completeness and accuracy of the Detailed Property Inventory,” he wrote.
Both sides were ordered to appear for a status conference on Oct. 6. CONTINUE READING…