Former President Donald Trump’s legal team accused the Department of Justice (DOJ) on Monday of blocking an attempt “towards restoring order from chaos” by arguing against the appointment of an independent arbiter.
“The very purpose of a special master is to serve as a neutral third party, with appropriate authorization, reviewing documents to facilitate resolution of the parties’ disagreements,” Trump lawyer Chris Kise wrote in a filing, asking the court to keep blocking DOJ access to records that were taken by FBI agents from his Mar-a-Lago last month.
“In opposing any neutral review of the seized materials, the Government seeks to block a reasonable first step towards restoring order from chaos and increasing public confidence in the integrity of the process,” the filing continued (pdf), adding, “A special master is not an agent for either President Trump or the Government.”…


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