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Court allows Justice Department to resume Mar-a-Lago probe
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Court allows Justice Department to resume Mar-a-Lago probe

Court allows Justice Department to resume Mar-a-Lago probe - CBS News Watch CBS News The Justice Department's investigation into documents marked as classified at former President Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago home has resumed after an appeals court ruled in favor of the government. Trump claimed he declassified all the documents. Meanwhile, Ginni Thomas, the wife of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, has agreed to an interview with the Jan. 6 committee. Scott MacFarlane has the latest. Be the first to know Get browser notifications for breaking news, live events, and...
Justice Department moves to stay order in Trump documents case
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Justice Department moves to stay order in Trump documents case

Washington — The Justice Department moved to stay a portion of a Florida federal judge's order banning the government from using some of the documents it seized from former President Donald Trump's residence while an independent third party reviews the documents. On Friday, the department filed a motion asking the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals to partially stay U.S. District Judge Aileen Cannon's order, arguing that the U.S. District Court lacks the authority to ban the FBI from reviewing 103 documents bearing classified markings it seized from Mar-a-Lago in August."The district court erred by exercising jurisdiction as to records bearing classification markings," the Justice Department said in its filing Friday night. Further, the Justice Dep...
Special master candidates submitted by Trump and Justice Dept. in Trump documents case
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Special master candidates submitted by Trump and Justice Dept. in Trump documents case

Washington — The Justice Department and Trump legal team submitted their lists of possible special master candidates to review the documents seized by the FBI at former President Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago resort in August.In a joint filing late Friday, prosecutors and Trump's team each submitted two candidates for the role.The government recommended two retired federal judges: Barbara Jones, who served in federal district court in Manhattan, and Thomas Griffith, who served on the the Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit.  The former president's legal team suggested Rayond Dearie, former Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York, and Paul Huck, Jr., former Deputy Attorney General for the State of Flor...
Trump claims FBI search at Mar-a-Lago is going to produce backlash
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Trump claims FBI search at Mar-a-Lago is going to produce backlash

Wilkes-Barre, PA – In a speech that lasted nearly two hours on Saturday night in northeastern Pennsylvania, former President Donald Trump decried the FBI search at his Mar-a-Lago estate in Florida as "one of the most shocking abuses of power by any administration," and compared his treatment to that in a "third world nation." It was his first rally since the FBI served a search warrant Aug. 8, seizing dozens of documents marked as classified. "The shameful raid and break-in of my home, Mar-a-Lago, was a travesty of justice that made a mockery of America's laws, traditions and principles before the entire world," Trump said before the passionate crowd at Mohegan Sun Arena in Wilkes-Barre.Mr Trump said, without merit, that the FBI and the Justice Department have become "vicious mo...
Analysis: Donald Trump’s legal gambits offer fresh revelations and deepen his political risk
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Analysis: Donald Trump’s legal gambits offer fresh revelations and deepen his political risk

CNN  —  Donald Trump’s scattershot defense in the weeks since FBI agents descended on his Mar-a-Lago resort has only exposed the depth of the mess he faces over his refusal to return classified documents that led to an unprecedented search of an ex-president’s home. Happening Today 1 p.m. ET: Federal judge holds hearing to consider Trump’s bid for a special master to review evidence the FBI seized at Mar-a-Lago. Follow live updates5:45 p.m. ET: House GOP Leader Kevin McCarthy to give a speech in Biden’s hometown of Scranton, Pennsylvania, just before the President’s primetime address8 p.m. ET: Biden to speak about “the continued battle for the soul of the nation” As he keeps inadverten...
DOJ: Potential attorney-client privileged material seized in Mar-a-Lago search
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DOJ: Potential attorney-client privileged material seized in Mar-a-Lago search

DOJ: Potential attorney-client privileged material seized in Mar-a-Lago search - CBS News Watch CBS News The FBI team reviewing the evidence gathered at former President Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago estate says it found a limited number of documents that could be covered by attorney-client privilege. Meanwhile, the Director of National Intelligence is leading a review of the classified materials to determine the risks to national security. Robert Costa has the latest. Be the first to know Get browser notifications for breaking news, live events, and exclusive reporting. ...
8/28: Strassman, Hogan, Patta – CBS News
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8/28: Strassman, Hogan, Patta – CBS News

8/28: Strassman, Hogan, Patta - CBS News Watch CBS News This week on "Face the Nation with Margaret Brennan," alarming information surfaces from the affidavit justifying the search of former President Trump's Florida home. Plus, the latest CBS News Battleground Tracker shows the GOP lead shrinking as Biden's approval ticks up and DNC chair Jaime Harrison and Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan. Be the first to know Get browser notifications for breaking news, live events, and exclusive reporting. Not Now Turn On Source link
Judge states her “preliminary intent” to appoint special master requested by Trump, but schedules hearing
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Judge states her “preliminary intent” to appoint special master requested by Trump, but schedules hearing

A federal judge gave notice in a "preliminary order" order Saturday of her "preliminary intent to appoint a special master" in response to former President Donald Trump's motion filed last Monday. Her decision is not yet final, and she called for additional steps to be taken before she makes her final decision on whether a special master should be appointed. In her order, Judge Aileen Cannon directed the government to respond to Trump's motion by Aug. 30, and to submit with its response a "more detailed" description of the property "seized pursuant to the warrant" by the FBI from Trump's Florida residence. Cannon asked for a "particularized" description of "the status of the DOJ's' review of the seized property, including any filter review conducted by the privilege review te...
Read the redacted affidavit used to justify the FBI’s Mar-a-Lago search warrant
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Read the redacted affidavit used to justify the FBI’s Mar-a-Lago search warrant

A 38-page, heavily redacted version of the affidavit used by the FBI to justify its Aug. 8 search of former President Donald Trump's residence at Mar-a-Lago was unsealed by a federal judge Friday.  The FBI seized 11 sets of classified documents at the Palm Beach, Florida, resort and golf club, during that search.The affidavit states there was "probable cause" that evidence of obstruction would be found at Mar-a-Lago. Federal Magistrate Judge Bruce Reinhart ordered the affidavit unsealed with redactions, though the Justice Department had argued against it to protect an ongoing investigation, their methods and the identities of agents and witnesses. Media organizations, including CBS News, argued for it to be unsealed. Read the document here: ...
Trump files motion over Mar-a-Lago search
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Trump files motion over Mar-a-Lago search

Washington — In a new lawsuit, former President Donald Trump has filed a motion asking that a special master be named to review the documents seized by the FBI at his Mar-a-Lago residence earlier this month. He has also asked the court to block the Justice Department from further reviewing the material until that happens, court documents filed Monday reveal.According to the filing in the Southern District of Florida, attorneys for the former president wrote that a special master — a court-appointed monitor who would go over the evidence and review its contents for any privileged information — is necessary to protect Trump's constitutional rights, following what they referred to as an "unprecedented" law-enforcement operation.Calling for a "careful review process," Trump's attorn...