The Justice Department on Friday asked a federal appeals court to block Judge Aileen Cannon’s ruling that prevented it from reviewing the documents seized from Mar-a-Lago.
“The district court has entered an unprecedented order enjoining the Executive Branch’s use of its own highly classified records in a criminal investigation with direct implications for national security,” the Justice Department wrote in its motion Friday.
Judge Aileen Cannon on Thursday appointed former FISA Judge Raymond Dearie to oversee the review of the documents taken by the DOJ-FBI during the Mar-a-Lago raid.
The Trump legal team and AG Merrick Garland and the corrupt DOJ came to an agreement earlier in the week on a potential candidate to serve as the special master in the Mar-a-Lago case.
Judge Raymond Dearie was one of the FISA judges who signed the warrant to spy on Carter Page without cause.
Judge Aileen Cannon also approved Judge Raymond Dearie to oversee the review.
Biden’s corrupt Justice Department is desperate to stop a special master from reviewing the documents.
Obviously they have something to hide.
The DOJ on Friday also lashed out at President Trump in its motion and said the former president has “no claim for the return of” his documents.
NBC News reported:
The Department of Justice is asking a federal appeals court to temporarily block a Trump-appointed judge’s ruling that prevents it from accessing hundreds of pages of classified records seized amid the thousands of pages of government documents taken from the former president’s Mar-a-Lago home.
The Justice Department on Friday argued that any considerations of claims for return of property or attorney-client and executive privilege were “categorically inapplicable to the records bearing classification markings.”
“Plaintiff has no claim for the return of those records, which belong to the government and were seized in a court-authorized search,” the Justice Department wrote.
The Justice Department also argued that its request for a limited stay wouldn’t disrupt the special master’s review of other materials and would “irreparably harms the government by enjoining critical steps of an ongoing criminal investigation and needlessly compelling disclosure of highly sensitive records, including to Plaintiff’s counsel.”
Dearie issued an order Friday summoning the parties to the federal district courthouse in Brooklyn, where he is based, for a preliminary conference Tuesday.