Former President Donald Trump and his legal team chalked up another victory in the ongoing battle to shield his good name from the vicious attacks from the left.
According to Breitbart, Florida-based federal Judge Aileen Cannon granted Trump’s legal team’s request to appoint a special master to review the documents seized last month by the FBI in its raid of Mar-a-Lago.
It was retired Judge Raymond Dearie, one of two of Trump’s picks to lead the special master duties, who was appointed by Judge Cannon.
Dearie is a well-respected judge with decades of government experience, including FISA court experience.
The retired judge meets the qualifications for the level of experience required to handle such a unique situation, especially given the types of documents at play.
After retiring from his position in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York, Dearie served a seven-year term on the U.S. Foreign Intelligence Surveillance (FISA) Court.
The outlet added that Dearie was “a Reagan-era New York federal judge who served on the bench from 1986 to 2011.”
Dearie’s appointment, at Trump’s request, came as somewhat of a surprise to many, as he was one of the judges on the FISA court who signed off on the U.S. Department of Justice’s (DOJ) request to spy on Trump campaign adviser Carter Page.
Breitbart noted why Dearie could be an asset, though:
Although some thought it would be odd for Trump’s team to nominate one of the judges who approved an improperly-founded surveillance warrant on one of his former aides, that could also work to Trump’s advantage because the judge would be keenly aware of the potential for FBI abuses.
Getting things started
Judge Dearie isn’t wasting any time, whatsoever. He issued his first order on Friday.
Judge Raymond Dearie, the new special master in the Mar-a-Lago documents fight, is getting down to business: He’s ordered all the lawyers to appear before him in the Brooklyn federal courthouse next Tuesday pic.twitter.com/FSaMDrPVwr
— Zoe Tillman (@ZoeTillman) September 16, 2022
Something tells us this case is about to become extremely interesting.