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DOJ Response Raises Doubts on Trump ‘Special Master’ Request (1)

Aug. 29, 2022, 8:39 PM

The US Department of Justice said it already screened documents seized from Donald Trump’s Florida home for attorney-client privilege, potentially casting doubt on the former president’s lawsuit seeking third-party review of the records.

Trump claims a so-called special master is necessary to determine if some of the documents were privileged, and a federal judge suggested over the weekend that she was inclined to grant the request. But in a Monday court filing that was its first reaction to the suit, the Justice Department suggested that it had already addressed those concerns.

A privilege review team identified a “limited set” ...