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Donald Trump requests third party to review items seized from Mar-a-Lago


On Monday, former President Donald Trump filed a motion (which can be read in full here) in a Florida court, requesting a third party to review materials seized from his Mar-a-Lago home by the Justice Department earlier this month. Trump’s lawyers called for an injunction preventing the government from further reviewing the seized materials until a “special master” is appointed to the case.  Trump’s attorneys also argued that his constitutional rights were violated by the search and that privileged materials may have been seized.

The filing requested a more detailed receipt of what was removed from Mar-a-Lago during the search, and further requests that the judge issue an order to have the Justice Department return any item seized from the Palm Beach, Fla., resident that “was not within the scope of the search warrant.”

On Aug. 8, FBI agents seized 11 boxes of documents, including at least one set of papers that had been categorized as top secret, classified or sensitive as part of an investigation seeking to determine whether Trump brought highly secret information about the U.S. nuclear arsenal to his Florida home.

Editorial credit: Frederic Legrand – COMEO /

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