Mar-a-Lago raid: Trump objects to expediting appeal in special master case

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Donald Trump objects to an expediting appeal in a special master case involving documents seized during Mar-a-Lago raid by the FBI.

On Monday, Donald Trump objected to a Justice Department request for a quick decision in the special master case involving documents the FBI seized during a raid of the former president’s Florida home in August.

“The government has not and cannot possibly articulate any real risk of loss or harm resulting from a more deliberative process,” Trump’s lawyers said in a filing in the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.

On Friday, the US Justice Department took action to expedite its appeal of a decision permitting the appointment of a special master to review records the FBI seized from Trump’s Florida home.


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The agency stated that its inability to access non-classified records is still impeding significant aspects of its investigation into the retention of government records at Trump’s Mar-a-Lago home.

The Justice Department requested that the appeals court mandate that the case’s complete briefing be finished by November 11 and that any necessary hearings be scheduled soon afterwards.

On Monday, Trump’s lawyers proposed a deadline of November 21 for the filing of all papers.

According to the brief, Trump’s legal team also opposed holding oral arguments sooner and suggested that January 2023 would be a suitable date.