Last month, U.S. District Judge Aileen Cannon agreed to appoint a special master to review the documents seized at President Trump’s Mar-a-Lago estate.
The Department of Justice was temporarily barred from viewing the documents until the special master, judge Raymond Dearie, determined which documents fell under attorney-client privilege so that the Justice Department did not have access to them.
The 11th Circuit then overturned part of Cannon’s ruling, barring Judge Dearie from reviewing the classified documents that were seized at Mar-a-Lago.
Now, the case is making its way to the Supreme Court which will have the final say on if Judge Dearie is able to review the classified documents.
The Justice Department claimed in a 32-page filing that Trump’s argument that Judge Dearie should be able to review the classified documents “has no merit.”
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They further said that the documents include sensitive information and that allowing Judge Dearie to review them would be a national security risk.
What does the Justice Department want to hide from Judge Dearie and the American public?
The Daily Mail Reports–
The Biden administration on Tuesday urged the Supreme Court to reject Donald Trump’s bid to allow the special master reviewing files seized from Mar-a-Lago to access classified documents.
The Department of Justice’s Solicitor General Elizabeth Prelogar argued Trump would suffer ‘no harm at all’ if the classified documents were temporarily withheld from the special master.
Addressing Trump’s potential ownership in the documents and attorney-client privilege claims, she said the former president had ‘no plausible claims.’
The high court is weighing an emergency appeal from Trump asking the independent arbiter to be able to look at the roughly 100 files with classified markings taking during the August 8 raid.
They were among the 11,000 taken from the President’s Florida estate by FBI agents looking to retrieve White House files.
The Justice Department said in a 32-page filing that Trump’s claim has no merit, noting the case involves ‘extraordinarily sensitive government records.’