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Special Master Candidate Is Judge Who Won’t Tolerate ‘Nonsense’

Sept. 14, 2022, 10:00 AM

Donald Trump and the US Justice Department don’t agree on much, but one thing they came to consensus on is a retiring federal judge in Brooklyn.

Raymond Dearie, who last month announced his intention to retire after more than 30 years as a judge, is the sole person among four candidates that both Trump and the DOJ said they could support as a special master. If named by the Florida judge overseeing the case, Dearie would be tasked with reviewing thousands of documents seized from the former president’s Mar-a-Lago home to determine if Trump’s privilege claims apply to any ...