Judge grants Trump's request for a 'special master' to review materials seized from Mar-a-Lago

September 06, 2022

(CNN) A federal judge has granted former President Donald Trump's request to appoint a "special master" to review materials that the FBI seized from Mar-a-Lago last month. The order also halts the Justice Department from continuing its review of the materials seized from Mar-a-Lago "pending completion of the special master's review or further Court order." Both sides have until Friday to nominate special master candidates and their specific duties. She wrote that Trump's "individual interest in and need for the seized property" was one reason to rule in favor of Trump's requests for a special master. Trump has been asking for the special master on the basis of there being executive privilege concerns with the seizure of the records.