The Department of Justice (DOJ) filed its intent to appeal a ruling granting former President Donald Trump a special master to handle materials seized during the FBI’s raid of his Florida home.
The appeal claims the move would harm the investigation due to the delay involved.
#BREAKING: DOJ appeals special master ruling in Trump documents probe https://t.co/WUDPCQoiZI pic.twitter.com/3JZQDMxUnv
— The Hill (@thehill) September 8, 2022
“Without a stay, the government and public also will suffer irreparable harm from the undue delay to the criminal investigation,” the appeal noted.
“Any delay poses significant concerns in the context of an investigation into the mishandling of classified records,” it added.
NEWS: The Justice Department is moving to block Judge CANNON’s order, warning of significant national security risks caused by her effort to block the FBI criminal review of the seized documents. https://t.co/AzNm4Y3Yu9
— Kyle Cheney (@kyledcheney) September 8, 2022
“In its filing, the Justice Department asks Cannon to exclude all documents with classification markings from any special master review while the government appeals her ruling to the Atlanta-based 11th Circuit Court of Appeals,” Politico reported.
“The filing is the latest volley in a weeks-long legal drama following the FBI’s seizure of records from Mar-a-Lago,” it added.
The Department of Justice (DOJ) on Thursday filed a notice of intent to appeal a ruling granting former President Trump’s request for a special master, asking the judge stay a ruling blocking its investigation.https://t.co/NKnfTfPvQJ
— abc27 News (@abc27News) September 8, 2022
The appeal asks for a response by Sept. 15. If so, then Americans should know soon whether the appeal will be granted.
The ongoing battle against Trump now focuses on the former president’s efforts to protect himself from a politicized FBI raid that has reduced the nation’s trust in the agency and the government.
Doubling down with an appeal might help the case, but it will only further erode public opinion of the Biden administration and its corruption.