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Trump Squares Off With DOJ in Mar-a-Lago Special Master Appeal

Nov. 22, 2022, 3:00 PM

Federal prosecutors are set to go head-to-head with Donald Trump’s lawyers in an Atlanta courtroom, arguing to free thousands of documents seized from the former president’s Mar-a-Lago estate from a review that’s kept them out of investigators’ hands for months.

A federal appeals court this afternoon will hear the Justice Department’s appeal of a September order appointing an outside special master to consider Trump’s claims that the records are covered by legal protections. The government is also challenging an injunction that bars prosecutors and FBI agents from using contested documents in the criminal probe in the meantime.

The three-judge ...