As Donald Trump now faces a subpoena from the January 6th select committee, (a rather bold escalation from the bipartisan-in-name-only organization), there’s more bad news just over the horizon.
The former President had asked the Supreme Court to rule on an issue pertaining to the FBI’s armed raid of his Mar-a-Lago estate some months ago. Specifically, Trump was hoping to prevent the DOJ from examining any more documents until after the court-appointed “special master” could verify that everything seized by the FBI was accounted for in the search warrant used to raid the home.
The Supreme Court has now ruled on the matter, and former President Trump isn’t going to be happy about it.
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The Supreme Court on Thursday denied a request by former President Donald Trump to allow a so-called special master to review classified government documents that were seized from his Florida residence during an FBI raid in August.
Trump had asked the court to overturn a recent 11th U.S. Circuit of Appeals ruling barred the special master from examining the more than 100 classified records as part of his broader review of more than 11,000 government documents seized at the Mar-a-Lago club in Palm Beach.
The appeals court said that subset of classified records could only be reviewed by the Department of Justice, which is conducting a criminal investigation of Trump for his removal of government documents when he left office in January 2021.
A judge in the case suggested that Donald Trump had “no plausible claims” to the documents, despite Trump repeated public declarations that the information had already been declassified by him personally.
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