Trump asks US Supreme Court to weigh in on document dispute | Donald Trump News

The former president’s lawyers have asked the highest court to allow ‘special experts’ to examine the documents before they are reviewed by the government.

Washington DC – Donald Trump has asked the US Supreme Court to stop the Justice Department’s review of Confidential documents seized from the home of the former Florida president in August.

In a legal filing on Tuesday, Trump’s lawyers urged the highest court to halt the government review while a neutral arbitrator reviews dozens of files marked as classified. type for privileged content.

The filing comes amid a weeks-long legal battle between the former president and the Justice Department, which is investigating Trump’s possible mishandling of classified documents.

Last month, a The U.S. Court of Appeals overturned the decision of a federal district judge to pause the government review while the so-called special master Check out documents taken from Trump’s Mar-A-Lago estate.

U.S. District Judge Aileen Cannon – a Trump appointee – ruled that special expertise is needed to ensure that the government does not consider material shielded by law, including communications between the former president and his lawyers.

Trump’s legal team said in their filing Tuesday that special master is providing “much-needed oversight”.

Prosecutors objected to Trump’s request for a special master’s degree, saying they had reviewed the documents and identified a “limited” number. have privileged ability documents.

They also argued that delaying the review would “irreparably” harm the criminal investigation.

But Trump’s lawyers have raise suspicions about whether files marked as classified are actually confidential documents – an argument they reiterated in their filing Tuesday.

“The Government’s position that certain documents have been classified, leaves President Trump with no opportunity to argue otherwise,” they wrote.

“This assumption is at the core of the dispute. Since President Trump has absolute authority over classification decisions during his Presidency, the current status of any disputed document may not be determined by reference only to the markings. mark on that document”.

Trump and his allies have dismiss the investigationsaid without proof that it was politically motivated.

Earlier on Tuesday, the former president called the investigation a “hoax,” writing on his Society of Truth platform that the search for Mar-a-Lago was “unwarranted, unnecessary. and possibly illegal.

Chairperson Joe Biden denied having prior knowledge of the search and insisted that the White House did not interfere with investigations led by the Justice Department.

On Tuesday, Trump’s lawyers noted in their appeal to the Supreme Court that the investigation was launched by “the administration of his political opponent and successor.” They also described the probe as a “dispute over document management”.

The Supreme Court of nine justices has a conservative majority with three members appointed by Trump. It is not yet clear when the court will issue a ruling.


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