The Supreme Court rejected Donald Trump’s petition on Thursday afternoon to allow the special teacher, contracted to review the documents seized at the Mar-a-Lago residence, to review classified documentation.
“As this Court has emphasized, courts must be cautious before ‘insisting on an examination’ of records whose disclosure would jeopardize national security ‘even by the judge alone, in the courtroom,’” the DOJ wrote.
The order is a serious blow to Trump’s efforts to get the high court to rule on the Justice Department’s conduct in its investigation into the possible mishandling of classified material, Axios reported.
“Application to vacate suspension filed is denied by the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit on September 21, 2022, submitted to Judge [Clarence] Thomas and forwarded by him to the Court,” the court wrote in a brief order.
The legal team of Trump had asked the Supreme Court of Justice to intervene in the dispute over the classified documents and overturn the 11th US Circuit Court of Appeals ruling that allowed the DOJ to review a hundred documents as part of its investigation into the former president.
Judge Clarence Thomas, in charge of supervising emergency requests in the 11th Circuit, had asked the DOJ to respond to Trump’s request before 5 p.m. on Thursday the 13th, and he arrived in a timely manner just at the time that was carried out January 6 House select committee hearing during which the panel highlighted evidence that Trump planned ahead of the election to declare victory regardless of the actual results in November 2020.
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