Won’t Hear Case On DOJ ‘Filter Teams’ Like Used In Trump Raid

An armed Secret Service agent stands outside an entrance to former President Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago estate, Monday, Aug. 8, 2022, in Palm Beach, Fla. Trump said in a lengthy statement that the FBI was conducting a search of his Mar-a-Lago estate and asserted that agents had broken open a safe. (AP Photo/Terry Renna)

At a glance

  • The Supreme Court on Monday declined to take a case regarding whether the Justice Department is able to use “filter teams,” which are used to review evidence and determine whether it is privileged, such as the team used after the FBI’s raid of former President Donald Trump’s home.
  • The justices denied writ of certiorari in a case questioning filter team protocols that allow federal officials to review documents that are purportedly privileged before the status of privilege has been determined, The Hill reported.
  • FBI agents reported recovering classified documents and a “limited” number of potentially privileged materials from Trump’s Mar-a-Lago estate in Florida.
  • The former president has used several defenses against the Justice Department, but the most notable claim is that the FBI seized privileged materials.

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