Justice Department Says Review of Potentially Privileged Trump Documents Completed


WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department this month completed its review of potentially privileged documents seized from former President Donald Trump’s estate in Florida and identified “a limited set of documents potentially containing insider information.” -client,” according to a court filing. Monday.

The department’s filing follows a judge’s weekend order indicating she was inclined to grant a request from Trump’s legal team for a special master who would oversee the review of documents taken during the the August 8 search of the Mar-a-Lago estate and would ensure that anything that could be protected by legal lien claims would be excluded.

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In revealing that the department had completed its review of potentially privileged communications, law enforcement officials appeared to suggest that the appointment of a third-party special master may now be moot. The department relied on a specialized team to screen potentially privileged communications and said Monday it had completed its review of those documents ahead of the judge’s order.

U.S. District Judge Aileen Cannon said on Saturday it was her “preliminary intention” to appoint a special master – which would be a first procedural victory for Trump’s legal team – but gave the department an opportunity to respond. and has scheduled a hearing Thursday to discuss the matter further.

The judge also ordered the Justice Department to submit under seal a more detailed description of the materials that were seized from Trump’s Palm Beach estate, which the department said Monday it would do.


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