A federal appeals court has lifted a judge’s hold on the Justice Department’s ability to use classified records seized from former President Donald Trump’s Florida estate in its ongoing criminal investigation.
The resistance is notable because it was the Trump team, not the Justice Department, that had requested the appointment of a special master to review of the documents.
The FBI says it took about 11,000 documents, including roughly 100 with classification markings found in a storage room and an office.
The former president has shared QAnon-related posts, including an image of himself with the words “the Storm is Coming,” which refers to Donald Trump’s final victory, when his opponents apparently will be tried and possibly executed.
Donald Trump's lawyers claim there’s no evidence that the documents seized by the FBI were shared with anyone, concluding that some of the records belong to the former president and not the DOJ.
The Justice Department said Thursday that it was appealing a judge's decision granting the appointment of an independent arbiter to review records seized by the FBI from former President Donald Trump's Florida home.
It's Donald Trump's first political rally since the FBI searched Mar-a-Lago.
The former president also said he would financially support those who participated in the deadly Capitol riot but did not specify how.
The Justice Department says former President Donald Trump lacks legal grounds to demand the return of the documents because they do not belong to him. Officials also expressed concerns that appointing an outside legal expert could delay the investigation.
The Department of Justice Tuesday filed its response opposing the appointment of a "special master" to review documents seized from former President Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago estate.
A court filing Tuesday night shows the FBI also seized 33 boxes containing more than 100 classified records during its Aug. 8 search of Mar-a-Lago and found classified documents stashed in Trump’s office.
A judge said she's inclined to grant a request from Donald Trump’s lawyers to appoint an independent special master to oversee the records taken from Mar-a-Lago.
Fourteen of the 15 boxes recovered from Trump's Mar-a-Lago estate contained documents with classification markings, including at the top secret level, according to the affidavit.
Truth Social’s finances may be in significant disarray, sources say.
The affidavit is likely to contain key information about the FBI's basis for executing a search warrant at Donald Trump's club in Palm Beach.
Though the decision to clear Trump of obstruction has been well-documented, the newly disclosed memo offers additional details about how two of the department's senior-most leaders arrived at that conclusion.
The procedure could complicate Trump’s effort to gain the appointment of an independent special master.
The request was included in a federal lawsuit, the first filing by Trump's legal team in the two weeks since the search.
The FBI search of Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago estate marked an unprecedented escalation of the law enforcement scrutiny of the former president, but the Florida operation is just one part of one investigation related to Trump and his time in office.
The FBI’s unprecedented search of former President Trump’s Florida residence ricocheted around government, politics and a polarized country Tuesday along with questions as to why the Justice Department decided to take such a drastic step.