Trump-nominated Judge Aileen Cannon announced on Saturday that she intended to appoint a special master to review Donald Trump’s claims that classified documents seized from Mar-a-Lago may be privileged.
The order also announced a Sept. 1 hearing.
“This is a temporary victory for Trump’s team,” attorney Bradley Moss wrote.
“It is not an injunction. The filter team has been doing its work for two weeks already. And this order goes out of its way to say this doesn’t mean she will ultimately appoint a Special Master,” Moss explained.
Former U.S. Attorney Barbara McQuade questioned the timing.
“Seems a little late for that,” McQuade wrote. “What happens when DOJ says they have already reviewed all the documents?”
Federal judge just issued her preliminary order intending to appoint a special master that Trump sought to review the documents seized in the FBI’s search of Mar-a-Lago pic.twitter.com/hckezJWxTM
— Marc Caputo (@MarcACaputo) August 27, 2022