Federal Judge Aileen Cannon of Florida has approved President Donald Trump’s request to appoint a special master to oversee the documents seized by the FBI during their unprecedented raid on his home in Mar-a-Lago, according to a report from the Daily Mail.
Tom Fitton, the president of Judicial Watch, stated on Twitter, “In another major victory for Trump, court will appoint special master to review Trump raid documents – and enjoins the Biden operation from using docs for ‘investigation’ in the meantime. Massive vote of no confidence in Biden DOJ/FBI!”
The court ruling stated the following:
“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. Furthermore, in natural conjunction with that appointment, and consistent with the value and sequence of special master procedures, the Court also temporarily enjoins the Government from reviewing and using the seized materials for investigative purposes pending the completion of the special master’s review or further Court order.”
Last week, Trump’s legal team argued against the DOJ in a court filing to secure the appointment of a special master, citing an alleged violation of the 45th president’s Fourth Amendment rights, which include the right of an American citizen to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures.
Per RSBN, Trump’s team additionally noted that, “the notion that Presidential records would contain sensitive information should have never been cause for alarm.”
According to the Daily Mail’s report, Judge Cannon was appointed to her position and confirmed in 2020 by President Trump.
Last week, the same court unsealed a list of items that were taken during the FBI’s raid on Trump’s home, including boxes of government documents, newspapers, press articles, magazines, and clothing.