Court Halts Mar-a-Lago Special Master Review In Blow To 45

A federal appeals court on Thursday evening ended an independent review of documents seized from former President Trump’s Florida estate.
LATROBE, PENNSYLVANIA - NOVEMBER 05:  Former U.S. President Donald Trump speaks during a rally at the Arnold Palmer Regional Airport November 5, 2022 in Latrobe, Pennsylvania. Trump campaigned at the rally for Pennsylvania Republican candidates including Republican Senate candidate Dr. Mehmet Oz and Republican gubernatorial candidate Doug Mastriano ahead of the midterm elections to be held on November 8th. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

At a glance

  • The court’s decision removes an obstacle that the Justice Department said had delayed its criminal investigation into the retention of top-secret government information from Mar-a-Lago.
  • The decision by the three-judge panel is a win for federal prosecutors, clearing the way for them to use as part of their investigation all of the of documents seized during the FBI’s an Aug. 8 FBI search of Mar-a-Lago.

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