A big development —and a win for former President Donald Trump.
According to a report from Breitbart News, U.S. District Judge Aileen Cannon has ruled that a special master will be appointed to review items seized by the FBI during the raid at Mar-a-Lago to determine if any are personal items or items subject to claims of attorney-client privilege or executive privilege.
“The Court hereby authorizes the appointment of a special master to review the seized property for personal items and documents and potentially privileged material subject to claims of attorney-client and/or executive privilege,” the order states.
From Breitbart News:
Cannon also ruled that the DOJ must suspend its use of Trump’s items for “investigative purposes” while the special master conducts its review, but also noted that the Office of the Director of National Intelligence could continue its “classification review and/or intelligence assessment.”
Cannon wrote that the court was “mindful of the need to ensure at least the appearance of fairness and integrity under the extraordinary circumstances presented” in granting Trump’s request.
She added that there was a risk of the DOJ leaking materials that would cause harm to the former president.
Fox News host Mark Levin shared the story on Twitter, saying “Of course she did. A real judge did the only rational thing here.”
Of course she did. A real judge did the only rational thing here.https://t.co/LYt5JYNjPt
— Mark R. Levin (@marklevinshow) September 5, 2022