Former President Donald Trump and the Justice Department (DOJ) have each submitted two candidates to serve as an independent special master to review documents the FBI seized from the former president’s Mar-a-Lago residence last month.
The four candidates for the position were revealed on Sept. 9 in an eight-page filing (pdf) with the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida. According to the court filing, Trump’s legal team and the DOJ will “advise the Court about their respective positions on the other party’s proposed candidates” on Sept. 12.
U.S. District Judge Aileen Cannon on Sept. 5 granted Trump’s request to have a special master independently review seized documents that may be protected by attorney-client or executive privilege. Days later, The DOJ filed an appeal against the judge’s order, arguing that doing so would place “irreparable harm” to U.S. national security….


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