The DOJ doesn’t want a special master to screen documents before they finish their review of the documents and indicate to the judge they will appeal her ruling to stop the special master from being appointed.
The Justice Department asked a federal judge Thursday to halt part of her order that would allow a special master to screen documents seized from former President Donald Trump’s private club, Mar-a-Lago.
In filings in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida, the DOJ said it intends to appeal the order and asked Judge Aileen Cannon to allow prosecutors to further review and use classified records found at Mar-a-Lago in a criminal probe.
But the Justice Department also told Cannon that it did not believe her order barred federal investigators and intelligence agents from “briefing Congressional leaders with intelligence oversight responsibilities regarding the classified records that were recovered.”
“The government similarly does not understand the Order to restrict senior DOJ and FBI officials, who have supervisory responsibilities regarding the criminal investigation, from reviewing those records in preparation for such a briefing,” the Justice Department said.
President Trump responded on Truth Social tonight to the DOJ’s intent to appeal and what he said makes perfect sense.
Once again I’m not posting screenshots, just the text from his ‘truths’:
So now the FBI & Biden Department of “Justice” leakers are going to spend Millions of Dollars, & vast amounts of Time & Energy, to appeal the Order on the “Raid of Mar-a-Lago Document Hoax,” by a brilliant and courageous Judge whose words of wisdom rang true throughout our Nation, instead of fighting the record setting corruption and crime that is taking place right before their very eyes. They SPIED on my Campaign, lied to FISA COURT, told Facebook “quiet,” preside over worst CRIME WAVE ever!!
…..They leak, lie, plant fake evidence, allow the spying on my campaign, deceive the FISA Court, RAID and Break-Into my home, lose documents, and then they ask me, as the 45th President of the United States, to trust them. Look at the I.G. Reports on Comey, McCabe, and others. Things are safer in the middle of Central Park!
If there’s anyone who has more reason not to trust the DOJ and FBI, it’s President Trump. He’s been under attack from them from day one but now, once again, they act as though they are morally superior and their trustworthiness is without question.
I hope their appeal is denied because it absolutely should be.