Washington, Sep 12 – The United States Government accepted this Monday one of the two experts proposed by former President Donald Trump (2017-2021) to supervise the documents seized by FBI agents during the search of the house in Florida of the former president.
In a text delivered to federal judge Aileen Cannon who is handling the case, the Department of Justice indicated that Judge Raymond Dearie -nominated by Trump- has the necessary qualifications to hold the position, as do the two candidates presented by Trump. Government itself.
Last Friday, both parties presented their candidates before the judge, with Trump proposing lawyer Paul Huck Jr. and Dearie, and the Government nominating judges Thomas Griffith and Barbara Jones, both retired.
The government led by Joe Biden had appealed on Thursday Cannon’s decision in favor of the appointment of the independent expert to supervise the documents seized during the search of Trump’s home in Mar-a-Lago (Florida) on August 8.
Judge Cannon, of the Southern District of Florida, ordered that the expert be in charge of reviewing the seized assets, managing the claims of privilege invoked in this regard, making recommendations and evaluating the claims for the return of assets.
The Department of Justice had previously indicated that the appointment of this expert was unnecessary, since a team had selected the documents that could be covered by the attorney-client privilege, and that said figure would delay the criminal investigation carried out by the Government.
The FBI search of Mar-a-Lago found classified and secret documents that the former Republican president allegedly took with him when he left the White House in January 2021.
There were also 90 empty folders labeled “classified” and “return to staff secretary/military assistant,” according to the registry’s inventory.
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