The Special Master on Donald Trump’s case is out. Thursday’s order accomplished just that, terminating Judge Dearie’s work before he had a chance to finish his examination of the evidence.
People familiar with the situation say a senior Justice Department official recently informed Donald Trump’s legal team that law enforcement agents do not believe the ex-president returned all of the federal records. Despite the claim that he returned the documents, he took them with him after he left the White House.
Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas has given the DOJ until early next week to respond to former President Donald Trump’s legal filing; Trump’s filing requests that the special master assigned to the case be allowed to review dozens of documents seized in the FBI raid on his Mar-a-Lago property in Palm Beach, Florida.
Attorneys for Donald Trump and the Justice Department have agreed on a possible candidate to be the special master. The special masters will look over the documents taken from Mar-a-Lago. The Justice Department said in a court filing Monday evening that Judge Raymond Dearie, suggested by Trump’s legal team, is a good choice for the third-party attorney who will review the seized materials independently.