At least some of President Donald J. Trump’s medical and financial information is now in the hands of the FBI, according to an order issued by District Judge Aileen Cannon on Monday.
The order, which authorized the appointment of a special master to review the documents seized by the FBI, revealed details about those documents that were previously unknown to the public.
“According to the Privilege Review Team’s Report, the seized materials include medical documents, correspondence related to taxes, and accounting information,” the judge wrote, citing documents that have yet to be unsealed.
She continued: “The Government also has acknowledged that it seized some ‘[p]ersonal effects without evidentiary value’ and, by its own estimation, upwards of 500 pages of material potentially subject to attorney-client privilege… Thus, based on the volume and nature of the seized material, the Court is satisfied that Plaintiff has an interest in and need for at least a portion of it, even if the underlying subsidiary detail as to each item cannot reasonably be determined at this time based on the information provided by the Government to date.”
So far, the publicly available information surrounding the raid has been very limited, with the FBI fighting to keep its investigation details under wraps.
Last Thursday, at a hearing on Trump’s request to appoint a special master, Cannon ordered the release of a more detailed inventory report of the property seized from his residence.
On Friday, that report was made public, revealing that, although the search was allegedly for classified documents, the vast majority of the items taken included unclassified documents, magazines, newspapers, photographs, articles, and other printed media.
Following the judge’s order on Monday, President Trump took to Truth Social to comment on the investigation, noting: “So they riffled through the living quarters of my 16 year old son, Barron, and the loved and respected former First Lady of the United States, Melania, but, despite proven high crimes and treason, and just plain common theft, all pointed out in the Laptop from Hell (and elsewhere), they never Raided or Broke Into the house of Hunter Biden or, perhaps even more importantly, the house of Joe Biden – A treasure trove! This is a Country that’s unfair and broken. We are truly a Nation in Decline!!!”
In a subsequent post, the president continued: “Remember, it takes courage and ‘guts’ to fight a totally corrupt Department of ‘Justice’ and the FBI. They are being pushed to do the wrong things by many sinister and evil outside sources. Until impartiality, wisdom, fairness, and courage are shown by them, our Country can never come back or recover—it will be reduced to being a Third World Nation!”