Trump asks Supreme Court to get involved over classified records seized by FBI

Former President Donald Trump asked the Supreme Court on Tuesday to take up his case regarding the FBI’s seizure of classified records at his Mar-a-Lago home.

The emergency request asks the court to block the lower court’s ruling against a special master regarding over 100 classified documents.

The details

“The Atlanta-based 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Sept. 21 repudiated a decision by U.S. District Judge Aileen Cannon, who had temporarily barred the department from examining the seized classified documents until the special master had weeded out any that could be deemed privileged and withheld from investigators,” Reuters reported.

“Justice Clarence Thomas, who is assigned to assess emergency appeals from the 11th Circuit, late on Tuesday requested a response from the Justice Department by Oct. 11. Thomas is one of six conservatives on the nine-member Supreme Court,” it added.

The background

“The investigation seeks to determine who accessed classified materials, whether they were compromised and if any remain unaccounted for. At issue in the 11th Circuit ruling were documents bearing classified markings of confidential, secret or top secret,” the IB Times reported.

“Cannon, presiding over Trump’s lawsuit seeking to restrict Justice Department access to the seized documents, barred review of all of the materials and named Dearie to review the records, impeding the investigation,” the outlet noted.

Trump remains hopeful to secure a legal victory in the matter, even if it takes the Supreme Court to do it.

The former president is also involved in an array of other legal matters, including a new lawsuit he has launched against CNN for defamation.

The legal battles will continue for some time, but in this case the conservatives he appointed to the court could come to his help against the FBI’s raid.