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Trump Special Master Request Rescinded: Report

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Marine One lifts-off after returning President Donald J. Trump to Mar-a-Lago Friday, March 29, 2019, following his visit to the 143-mile Herbert Hoover Dike near Canal Point, Fla., that surrounds Lake Okeechobee. The visit was part of an infrastructure inspection of the dike, which is part of the Kissimmee-Okeechobee Everglades system, and reduces impacts of flooding for areas of south Florida. (Official White House Photo by Joyce N. Boghosian) [Photo Credit: The White House from Washington, DC, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons]

The federal judge in Florida who initially granted former President Donald Trump’s special master request has dismissed his lawsuit, marking a sudden end to the monthslong chronicle since the FBI’s search of Trump’s residence.

Following the FBI’s unprecedented search of Trump’s Mar-a-Lago estate, the former president requested a third party to oversee the Justice Department’s investigation into the documents seized from the Florida estate.

On Monday, U.S. District Judge Aileen Cannon, an appointee of the former president, affirmed an appeals court’s decision that she lacked jurisdiction to appoint a special master to oversee documents taken from his estate and lifted an injunction that blocked investigators from using them in a criminal investigation in the meantime.

By dismissing the lawsuit, titled Trump v. United States, all scheduled hearings over the dispute in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida are canceled, and all pending motions are “denied as moot,” according to a court order.

The Washington Examiner reports:

Earlier this month, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit ruled that Cannon never had the jurisdiction to assign U.S. District Senior Judge Raymond Dearie, a semiretired jurist based in Brooklyn, to serve the role of the special master.

“We cannot write a rule that allows any subject of a search warrant to block government investigations after the execution of the warrant,” Judge William Pryor, an appointee of George W. Bush, wrote for a unanimous panel ruling. “Nor can we write a rule that allows only former presidents to do so. Either approach would be a radical reordering of our caselaw limiting the federal courts’ involvement in criminal investigations. And both would violate bedrock separation-of-powers limitations.”

Dearie had expected to complete his review by Friday. The 11th Circuit’s decision came less than two weeks after Attorney General Merrick Garland appointed special counsel Jack Smith to oversee the investigation into Trump’s efforts to overturn the 2020 election and the unauthorized transfer of about 100 classified documents to Mar-a-Lago after he left the Oval Office.

This story is developing. Check back with Great America News Desk for the latest updates.

6 COMMENTS

  1. THE SUPREME COURT OF THE USA SHOULD PUT AN END TOO ALL THE HARASSMENT AND PHONY LAW SUITES AGAINST PRESIDENT TRUMP. THE DEMON-RATS WILL DO ANYTHING TO PUT PRESIDENT TRUMP IN PRISON AT ANY COSTS. PRES. TRUMP IS THE MOST PERSECUTED PERSON IN THE WORLD. THIS HAS GOT TOO STOP. PLEASE JOIN ME, AND SAVE PRESIDENT TRUMP.
    BOBBY ~!~

  2. Our government is so corrupt that their biggest fear is Trump getting a fair hearing which would uncover their criminal actions. They keep finding a way, with help from other criminals, to prevent their own demise. I have the utmost belief that these people will get what they deserve come 2023.

  3. Judge Cannon was Right the First Time.
    The Government getting to look at Confidential client privileged info is Not OK. They should not be able to monitor their own conduct, Is Wrong. The Government is Not the
    Judge

  4. Judge Cannon was right in the first place, the 11th circuit knocked it down because they’re trying to stop Trump. Since when does the government get to look at client confidential information? The government isn’t the judge and jury! Wrong to monitoring their own conduct that’s BS..

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