Legal Experts Slam Judge’s Approval Of Trump’s Special Master Request

WEST PALM BEACH, FLORIDA - JANUARY 20: Outgoing US President Donald Trump waves to supporters lined along on the route to his Mar-a-Lago estate on January 20, 2021 in West Palm Beach, Florida. Trump, the first presid... WEST PALM BEACH, FLORIDA - JANUARY 20: Outgoing US President Donald Trump waves to supporters lined along on the route to his Mar-a-Lago estate on January 20, 2021 in West Palm Beach, Florida. Trump, the first president in more than 150 years to refuse to attend his successor's inauguration, is expected to spend the final minutes of his presidency at his Mar-a-Lago estate in Florida. (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images) MORE LESS
New!
Start your day with TPM.
Sign up for the Morning Memo newsletter

Legal experts were left reeling on Monday after a judge approved ex-President Donald Trump’s request for a special master to review the documents the FBI seized from Mar-a-Lago as Trump insists the materials are covered by executive privilege (actual sitting President Joe Biden has not claimed executive privilege over them).

Legal commentators, including national security lawyers and ex-Justice Department attorneys, put Trump appointed District Judge Aileen Cannon’s ruling on blast, saying that the move stymies the government’s investigation in a major boon to the ex-president:

Latest News
Comments
Masthead Masthead
Founder & Editor-in-Chief:
Executive Editor:
Managing Editor:
Associate Editor:
Editor at Large:
General Counsel:
Publisher:
Head of Product:
Director of Technology:
Associate Publisher:
Front End Developer:
Senior Designer: