What It Means That Trump Will Get a ‘Special Master’: QuickTake
By Zoe Tillman
Sept. 5, 2022, 6:10 PM
A federal judge in Florida has ruled in favor of former president Donald Trump’s request for a special master to review documents seized from his Mar-a-Lago home as part of a probe into his handling of sensitive government records. At issue is whether he can block prosecutors from making use of documents he says should be protected by some form of legal privilege. The Justice Department had opposed the request. US District Judge Aileen Cannon, nominated to the bench by Trump, also temporarily barred the government from using the trove to develop its criminal investigation into the former ...