Supreme Court rejects Trump’s request to intervene in investigation of Mar-a-Lago documents

Supreme Court rejects Trump’s request to intervene in investigation of Mar-a-Lago documents

Donald Trump’s request to allow the special master to review the classified documents seized by the FBI last August at Mar-a-Lago was rejected by the Supreme Court

The Supreme Court rejected on Thursday afternoon Donald Trump’s request to allow the special teacher, hired to review the documents seized at the Mar-a-Lago residence, to review classified documents.

“As this Court has emphasized, courts should be cautious before ‘insisting on 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 set aside the stay filed by the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit on September 21, 2022, submitted to Judge [Clarence] Thomas and referred by him to the Court, is denied,” the court wrote in a statement. brief order.

Trump’s legal team had asked the Supreme Court 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. about 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 The January 6 House select committee hearing was taking place, 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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