Judge Allen Cannon, a Trump appointee, just handed former President Donald Trump a huge win over the Department of Justice and has granted a request from Trump’s legal team to appoint a special master to review documents seized by the FBI.
The ruling will halt all reviews of the documents seized by the Department of Justice in its criminal investigation of Trump for mishandling classified documents and obstruction.
According to CNN, the ruling: “Orders a third-party attorney, from outside the government, be brought in to review the materials that were taken from Trump’s home and resort in Florida.
“It also halts the Justice Department from continuing its review of the materials seized from Mar-a-Lago “pending completion of the special master’s review or further Court order.
“Trump’s lawyers argued that a special master was needed because they don’t trust the Justice Department to fairly identify privileged materials that would need to be excluded from the ongoing criminal probe,” CNN said.