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Trump: The Department of Justice is appealing and seeking access to confidential documents of investigators

Trump: The Department of Justice is appealing and seeking access to confidential documents of investigators

The US Justice Department on Friday partially appealed a federal judge’s decision to allow an independent expert to be appointed to review documents seized by the FBI during a search of Donald Trump’s home, and demanded that it continue investigating the classified documents.

Federal investigators have been barred since last week from reviewing thousands of documents seized August 8 from the former president’s home, after a judge decided to appoint an independent arbiter to do so, lawyers want.

The Justice Department argued Friday night that Judge Eileen Cannon “made a fundamental error in appointing an expert” and adjudicating this injunction, but limited its appeal to “a hundred or so documents marked (+ classified +)” that had been recovered from Mr Trump’s property. .

The Justice Ministry said delays in investigations into confidential documents that the ministry says are government property “hamper the government’s efforts to ensure the security of the country.”

“It also causes irreparable harm to the government by obstructing critical steps in an ongoing criminal investigation and by unnecessarily forcing the release of highly sensitive documents, including the plaintiff’s attorney,” the ministry added.

The appeal will be heard by a three-judge panel. Ultimately, the Supreme Court may have to decide.

On August 8, the FBI raided Mar-a-Lago, Donald Trump’s Florida residence, and confiscated boxes of classified documents that the Republican had not returned after leaving the White House, despite multiple requests.

Federal investigators suspect that the Republican has violated the US Espionage Act, which strictly regulates the possession of classified documents. Donald Trump confirmed that these documents have been declassified.

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Donald Trump, who publicly plans to run for president in 2024, has since opposed the search, which he considers “illegal and unconstitutional” and repeats that he was targeted for political reasons.