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The U.S. Department of Justice will appeal the decision to appoint an expert to examine documents seized from Trump's headquarters.

Trump asked the court to appoint an independent third party to examine documents confiscated during this unprecedented security operation by a former president   so that he could identify what could be returned to him or classified as "confidential" and thus not be used in the investigations targeting him.    Judge Aileen Cannon, appointed by Trump in 2020, decided on September 5 to accept his request in a victory for the former president. In addition to announcing its intention to appeal the decision, the Ministry of Justice requested a stay of the judge's ruling barring the authorities from accessing "top secret" documents in its investigation.


 


Trump asked the court to appoint an independent third party to examine documents confiscated during this unprecedented security operation by a former president


so that he could identify what could be returned to him or classified as "confidential" and thus not be used in the investigations targeting him.


Judge Aileen Cannon, appointed by Trump in 2020, decided on September 5 to accept his request in a victory for the former president. In addition to announcing its intention to appeal the decision, the Ministry of Justice requested a stay of the judge's ruling barring the authorities from accessing "top secret" documents in its investigation.


The Ministry's lawyers stated that the documents belonged to the executive, not the former President.


  • The Ministry had vehemently objected to the selection of an impartial third party.
  • considering that this could prevent investigators from being informed of the documents 
  • and would seriously prejudice the interests of
  • the Government, including in the area of national security".


When they searched the Mar-a-Lago resort on August 8, FBI agents found secret documents.


The Court stated in its filing that these documents were so sensitive that "FBI counterintelligence officers and Justice Department lawyers needed additional permits before being allowed access to specific documents".


Donald Trump asserted that the documents were declassified and that he had the right to keep them, but that they were legally returned to the National Archives.


The detailed list of seizures from Trump's home reveals that he kept more than 11 thousand confidential and non-confidential documents related to the state.



Trump is upset with Justice Department



Former US President Donald Trump


  1. deplored the Justice Department's appeal of
  2. the decision to appoint an expert to examine documents seized by
  3. the FBI from his home last August.


In a post via Truth Social, Trump wrote:


  •  "Now the FBI and Biden Department of Justice information leakers will spend millions of dollars, tremendous amounts of time and energy
  • to appeal the Raid of Mar-a-Lago Document Hoax order, the underhand raid on Mar-a-Lago,
  • by a wonderful person and the courageous judge whose words were


He added:


 "They leak, lie and plant false evidence. Things are safer in Central Park! ".