Mar-a-Lago Research: The Ministry of Justice is appealing the decision of a special master’s order to review the evidence seized

The Department of Justice also requests a US District Court judge Eileen Cannonappointed by Trump who ordered the special mr, To stop part of her orderwhich was originally delivered on Labor Day, where prosecutors said the government halted the intelligence community’s review of classified documents.
The FBI seized more than 100 classified records during an August 8 search of Mar-a-Lago, according to the Department of Justice, but there is no way to separate the intelligence community’s review from the FBI’s criminal investigation, according to the government. Partial residence application with Canon.

“The application of an injunction to classified records will therefore frustrate the government’s ability to conduct an effective national security risk assessment and classification review and could prevent the government from taking necessary remedial steps in light of that review — potentially causing irreparable harm to our national security and intelligence interests.” “.

The Department of Justice has strongly opposed the appointment of a special master, a third-party attorney tasked with reviewing evidence and filtering privileged documents. The department argued to Cannon that an independent review was not necessary, given the internal Justice Department’s filtering practices that were used in the research.

In which Monday order With Trump agreeing to the special gentleman’s request, Cannon halted any use of materials seized from the Justice Department’s criminal investigation. But she said the intelligence community’s assessment could continue. Thursday’s Justice Department dossier sheds light on how the helpers overlap.
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“The injunction against the use of classified records in a criminal investigation could impede efforts to determine the existence of any additional classified records that are not being properly stored — which in and of itself represents a potential national security risk,” the Justice Department said Thursday.

Prosecutors pointed to empty folders bearing “secret banners” that were found in Mar-a-Lago during the search.

“The FBI will be primarily responsible for investigating what material may have once been stored in these folders and whether it has been lost or compromised — steps that may, again, require the use of grand jury subpoenas and search warrants. And other criminal offenses are investigative tools and can lead to evidence that will also be closely related to the advancement of the criminal investigation.”

The attorney general described the intelligence community review that Cannon was allowing to move forward as just “one aspect of the government’s overall effort to respond to and mitigate any national security risks.” For example, determining “the possibility that confidential information improperly stored may have been accessed by others and compromised” is “a fundamental aspect of the FBI’s criminal investigation,” prosecutors added.

“Departments and agencies of the ICC will then consider this information to determine if they need to treat certain sources and methods as compromised,” prosecutors said.

Opposition to executive privilege playing a role in classified documents

Cannon also ordered that the independent review look for documents likely to be covered by executive privilege—as well as attorney-client privilege concerns that are usually a particular focus of masters.

The move, which both the Department of Justice and outside legal experts have described as new, will prolong the review as the criminal investigation continues to be hampered by Cannon’s order.

In a request to allow criminal investigators access to classified documents, the Department of Justice on Thursday rejected the idea that the privilege could apply to classified material.

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“Supreme Court precedent demonstrates that any potential assertion of a lien a plaintiff might attempt to provide on confidential records would be overcome by the government’s ‘identified and demonstrated need’ for such evidence,” the department said, citing the 1974 United States case. against Nixon. “Among other things, the classified records are the subject of an ongoing government investigation.”

The administration also took strong criticism of how Cannon’s order cited a recent Supreme Court order, along with an agreed statement from Justice Brett Kavanaugh, in justifying its move to obtain executive privilege to cover the review. The department indicated Thursday that the case in question relates to Trump’s White House records that the congressional committee is seeking.

“Neither the Supreme Court’s opinion dismissing the plaintiff’s request to remain in Thompson nor the supporting statement by Judge Kavanaugh would suggest that the former president could successfully assert executive privilege to prevent the executive branch itself from reviewing and using its own records,” the lawsuit said.

Trump filed a lawsuit for the special lord two weeks after the warrant was enforced at his Mar-a-Lago home and resort. According to reports the Department of Justice submitted to the justice of the peace who approved the warrant, the FBI is investigating potential violations of the Espionage Act, criminal mishandling of government documents, and obstruction of justice.

Cannon ordered the Justice Department and Trump’s attorneys to submit legal briefs outlining their proposed nominees to serve as special president, along with recommendations on how to conduct the review. On Thursday, the judge instructed the parties, in the joint filing scheduled for Friday, to “consider the defendant’s position with respect to approximately 100 documents” referred to in the application submitted by the Ministry of Justice.

Prosecutors told Cannon that if she did not agree to their request to suspend parts of her ruling by September 15, they would seek the intervention of the 11th U.S. Court of Appeals.

This story has been updated with additional details.

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