A federal judge has granted Trump’s request for a special master to review documents seized in the FBI raid of his home and orders the DOJ to halt its review of the materials in the interim. This, plus more top stories in conservative politics.
A federal judge has granted a request by former President Donald Trump for a special master to be appointed to review documents seized from his Mar-a-Lago home during an FBI raid last month, the Western Journal reported.
U.S. District Judge Aileen Cannon ruled on Monday that a special master be appointed to review the documents seized to address both questions of attorney-client privilege and also to litigate claims of executive privilege, NBC reported.
The judge also ruled that the Department of Justice may not review any of the seized materials until the special master has completed a review or a new court order is issued.
“The Court hereby authorizes the appointment of a special master to review the seized property for personal items and documents and potentially privileged material subject to claims of attorney-client and/or executive privilege,” the order states, Fox reported. “In addition to being deprived of potentially significant personal documents, which alone creates a real harm, Plaintiff faces an unquantifiable potential harm by way of improper disclosure of sensitive information to the public.”
“Furthermore, in natural conjunction with that appointment, and consistent with the value and sequence of special master procedures, the Court also temporarily enjoins the Government from reviewing and using the seized materials for investigative purposes pending completion of the special master’s review or further Court order,” Judge Cannon wrote.
During his speech in Wisconsin on Monday, while Biden attempted to walk back some comments he made about “MAGA Republicans” during his prime time address last Thursday, he focused on Wisconsin Senator Ron Johnson, portraying him as a “MAGA Republican,” Fox reported.
“Sen. Johnson said it was by and large a peaceful protest,” Biden said of Jan. 6. “Have you seen the video of what happened that day?”
Johnson is up for election in November and polls have suggested his seat is in trouble, he’s being edged out against Democratic Lt. Gov. Mandela Barnes who was leading 50-46 in a mid-August survey by Fox.
A lawsuit was filed by a coalition of 26 Black Lives Matter (BLM) chapters, who are suing the organization’s founder for allegedly “siphoning” over $10 million from donors, the National Review reported.
The lawsuit was filed by Black Lives Matter Grassroots against Shalomyah Bowers, an executive at Black Lives Matter Global Network Foundation (GNF), the foundation itself, Bowers’ consulting firm, and unnamed individuals, CBS reported. The lawsuit alleges Bowers funneled money from the organization to his business and charged astronomical fees in the multi-millions of dollars.