Donald Trump asks the US Supreme Court to get involved in the dispute over Mar-a-Lago records
Donald Trump asks the US Supreme Court to get involved in the dispute over Mar-a-Lago records

United States: Former US President Donald Trump on Tuesday asked the Supreme Court to step in, in his battle with the Justice Department over classified documents taken from his Florida home as part of a criminal investigation into the handling of government records. asked for

In an emergency petition, Trump asked the Supreme Court to overturn part of a lower court's ruling that had called for an independent arbitrator, known as a special master, to review more than 100 classified documents. which were out of 11,000 records. Agents took it from the Mar-a-Lago estate in Palm Beach on August 8.

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On September 21, the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Atlanta overturned a decision by U.S. District Judge Eileen Cannon, which had temporarily prohibited the department from reviewing confiscated classified documents until Special Master. , which Trump had asked to attend, did not weed. out of anything that could be considered privileged and withheld from investigators.

According to filings from Trump's attorneys on Tuesday, the Justice Department "attempted to criminalize a document management dispute and has now strongly objected to a transparent process that provides much-needed oversight."

Court authorizes a federal investigation into whether Trump improperly kept records from the White House after an unsuccessful bid for re-election in 2020 after leaving office in January 2021 and whether Trump attempted to obstruct the investigation , which led to the discovery of Mar-a-Lago.

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The purpose of the investigation is to identify who accessed the sensitive information, whether it was compromised, and whether any users are still missing.

Documents bearing the classified markings of Confidential, Secret, or Top Secret were under question in the 11th Circuit decision.
The investigation was interrupted when Cannon, who was presiding over Trump's trial, halted review of all confiscated materials, in order to limit the Justice Department's access to the seized documents, and called for a special review of the records. appointed master.

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On September 15, Cannon — whom Trump appointed to the bench — rejected the Justice Department's request to lift its order relating to classified materials partly because it would reduce the risks to national security from the government's possible unauthorized disclosure. hindrance in efforts to reduce

Two judges on the 11th Circuit panel were chosen by Trump and the third by former President Barack Obama.

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