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Trump May Get a ‘Special Master’ Review of Seized Documents (3)

Aug. 28, 2022, 12:24 AM

A federal judge said she will likely grant Donald Trump’s request for a so-called special master to review documents seized by the FBI from the former president’s home and seek out any privileged material.

US District Judge Aileen Cannon, a Trump appointee, issued a preliminary order on Saturday and scheduled a hearing on the matter for Sept. 1 in West Palm Beach, Florida. Cannon said the preliminary order is warranted by “the exceptional circumstances presented.”

“The court hereby provides notice of its preliminary intent to appoint a special master in this case,” Cannon said. The two-page order “should ...