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    The 'special master' going through documents seized at Mar-a-Lago has given Donald Trump's lawyers eight days to back up his claims that FBI agents planted material while carrying out a search of his club. Judge Raymond Dearie included the order in a new 'case management plan' for processing through some 11,000 documents – and follows Trump repeatedly making the allegation publicly without offering evidence of FBI misconduct. 'No later than September 30, 2022, Plaintiff shall submit a declaration or affidavit that includes each of the following factual matters,' the judge wrote, including 'a list of any specific items set forth in the Detailed Property Inventory that Plaintiff asserts were not seized from the Premises on August 8, 2022.' The inventory lists items that FBI agents catalogued following the August 8 search of Trump's private club in West Palm Beach, Florida. The Justice Department says that included more than 100 documents marked 'classified,' with some bearing top secret markings. Trump, in an interview with Fox News host Sean Hannity, claims he 'declassified everything,' which appears to contradict his claim that the...
    Immediately following the execution of the search warrant at Donald Trump's resort in Palm Beach, Florida, both the former president and his allies began alleging that the FBI "likely" or "could have" been there to "plant" evidence against him. "Planting information anyone?" Trump said on his social media site attacking the FBI. Fox News host Jesse Watters similarly asked the question on his show on Aug. 9. "What the FBI is probably doing is planting evidence," he claimed. Two days later, Watters was saying, it wasn't so much planting evidence as Trump wanted to take home some reminders of his time in the Oval Office. Even Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) told Fox News that no one is certain that the FBI wouldn't "put things in the boxes to entrap him." By September, Trump was recycling the same tune on his social media. "They leak, lie, plant fake evidence, allow the spying on my campaign, deceive the FISA Court, RAID and Break-Into my home, lose documents, and then they ask me, as the 45th President of the United States, to trust...
    GSU Georgia Southern University students majoring in human development and family science with a concentration in family services have the opportunity to earn their master’s degree in public administration at an advanced pace through a new accelerated program. The accelerated bachelor’s to master’s program provides students with the opportunity to apply up to 12 credit hours of Master of Public Administration (MPA) coursework toward both their undergraduate and graduate degree requirements. The accelerated program allows a student to complete the bachelors and masters degrees in a total of five years. The family services concentration in HDFS is now available as an online program while the MPA degree is hybrid (half online, half in person on the Statesboro Campus). “The family service concentration in human development and family sciences introduces students to the fundamentals of child development and in-depth knowledge of family service organizations,” said Ryan Schroeder, Ph.D., dean of the College of Behavioral and Social Sciences. “The MPA program develops the skills and knowledge necessary to manage public and nonprofit organizations. With this accelerated...
    (CNN)The special master overseeing the Mar-a-Lago documents investigation has ordered former President Donald Trump's lawyers to back up out-of-court assertions that the FBI may have planted evidence at the property during their search last month. Top GOP senators reject Trumps declassification comments and call for proper storage of secret recordsJudge Raymond Dearie, the court-appointed special master, said in a filing Thursday that Trump's team needs to submit a sworn declaration saying if they believe the Justice Department included any items on their "inventory" of materials taken from Mar-a-Lago that were not actually seized during the search. The declaration must include "a list of any specific items set forth in the Detailed Property Inventory that Plaintiff asserts were not seized from the Premises on August 8, 2022," Dearie wrote in the order.This has come up as an issue in the case because Trump himself, some of his attorneys, and several of his outside Republican allies have publicly claimed that the FBI planted evidence at Mar-a-Lago during the August 8 search. However, they have offered no evidence to support these accusations.Read MoreOn...
    My Pillow CEO Mike Lindell‘s new attorney, Alan Dershowitz, is suing the U.S. Dept. of Justice and the Federal Bureau of Investigation to get his cell phone back, and he wants a “special master” appointed, just like Donald Trump has. Lindell “is under U.S. federal investigation for identity theft and for conspiring to damage a protected computer connected to a suspected voting equipment security breach in Colorado,” Reuters reports. The warrant was approved “based on probable cause that Lindell and other possible co-conspirators may have violated federal laws prohibiting identity fraud, conspiracy to defraud the United States and causing intentional damage a protected computer.” The 20-page suit is signed by not only Dershowitz, who is not licensed to practice in Minnesota, where the suit was filed but also three other attorneys. READ MORE: My Pillow CEO Mike Lindell Under DOJ Investigation for Identity Theft – We Know Because He Posted the Search Warrant: Report “What we’re seeking is what President Trump got in the Mar-a-Lago case, the appointment of a special investigator to look into this – or return of...
    The special master handling the Mar-a-Lago raid has given former President Donald Trump a short deadline to provide details that would bolster his claims about documents the FBI seized, a day after the Justice Department scored an appeals court win. Judge Raymond Dearie, who was appointed special master by Judge Aileen Cannon, gave Trump’s team until Sept. 30 to submit a declaration on a number of key issues, including what appeared to be a reference to suggestions by Trump allies that some of the evidence the FBI said it had seized was somehow planted. Dearie asked Trump’s lawyers on Thursday to provide an affidavit on “a list of any specific items set forth in the Detailed Property Inventory that [Trump] asserts were not seized from the Premises on August 8, 2022.” Dearie also gave Trump’s team until Oct. 14 to provide the Justice Department with a “final and complete log of designations” related to the former president’s claims of privilege over the seized records, and the special master said both Trump and DOJ will have until Oct. 21...
    Share this: The independent arbiter tasked with inspecting documents seized in an FBI search of former President Donald Trump’s Florida home said Tuesday he intends to push briskly through the review process and appeared skeptical of the Trump team’s reluctance to say whether it believed the records had been declassified. “We’re going to proceed with what I call responsible dispatch,” Raymond Dearie, a veteran Brooklyn judge, told lawyers for Trump and the Justice Department in their first meeting since his appointment last week as a so-called special master. The purpose of the meeting was to sort out next steps in a review process expected to slow by weeks, if not months, the criminal investigation into the retention of top-secret information at Mar-a-Lago after Trump left the White House. As special master, Dearie will be responsible for sifting through the thousands of documents recovered during the Aug. 8 FBI search and segregating any that might be protected by claims of executive privilege or attorney-client privilege.
    Donald Trump lawyer Alina Habba accused the Justice Department of tryin to pull off an 'October surprise' with the FBI raid on the former president – and even took at dig at the federal judge serving as a 'special master' in the case. The lawyer from Bedminister, New Jersey, said Judge Raymond Dearie 'showed a little bit of white gloves, which makes me nervous when you're not willing to get in the weeds on this.' But she said she was not 'ready to judge him yet.'  She accused the Justice Department of running a 'political' investigation geared toward the November elections, although in its latest filing Trump's team complained about the pace and sought to delay proceedings into November.  She was asked by Newsmax interviewer Rob Schmitt, who noted that Trump's legal team – Habba is not working on this particular case – had put forward the name of Judge Dearie as one of two recommendations.  Donald Trump lawyer Alina Habba accused the Justice Department of trying to engineer an 'October surprise' with the FBI's August 8 raid on Mar-a-Lago Schmitt...
    The Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board (MPRB) approved by a six-three vote a controversial “master plan” that would amputate nine of the historic Hiawatha Golf Course’s 18 holes. The Sept. 7 vote to approve the plan had failed to pass on three previous occasions (seven of the nine MPRB commissioners began their first term this past January; four of them voted for the plan). The course, which has been determined eligible for listing in the National Register of Historic Places, according to a nomination submitted to the Minnesota State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO), is particularly significant to the area’s African American community. The Coalition of 100 African Americans, the Bronze Foundation, and other supporters of the historic course have been visible advocates at MPRB hearings and elsewhere. The Cultural Landscape Foundation (TCLF), which designated the Hiawatha Golf Course a landslide site on March 1, noted that the adoption of a nine-hole plan could provide a short-term victory for advocates of that option, but ultimately could be a long-term headache. Well, the hangover has begun because the MPRB failed to get the...
    by Julie Kelly   With one sentence, U.S. District Court Judge Aileen Cannon spoke for the majority of Americans who no longer have faith in the nation’s top law enforcement agency. “It is also true, of course, that even-handed procedure does not demand unquestioning trust in the determinations of the Department of Justice,” she wrote in her September 15 order denying the government’s request to prevent a third-party review of allegedly “classified” documents seized by the FBI during the raid of Mar-a-Lago last month. At issue is the validity of claims made by prosecutors that roughly 100 records taken in the unprecedented pillage of a former president’s home on August 8 have classified markings and therefore do not belong to him. The kerfuffle began earlier this year when the Justice Department acted on a criminal referral by the national archivist, who accused Trump of unlawfully keeping classified material at his home. Although Trump’s representatives cooperated with investigators for months, Attorney General Merrick Garland nonetheless authorized the nine-hour raid conducted by at least a dozen FBI agents resulting in the seizure of...
    In a Brooklyn courtroom hearing held by Senior U.S. District Judge Raymond Dearie, the Trump handpicked “special master” appeared to signal the Trump team has little ground to stand on. Judge Dearie is tasked with determining which, if any of the more than 11,000 items federal agents seized from Mar-a-Lago should be returned to the former president, or be singled out over attorney-client privilege claims. He was directed to focus first on the 100 or so that DOJ wants to use to continue their investigation, and to use to determine how badly national security has been harmed. Trump is making many claims including that the items are covered by executive privilege, attorney-client privilege, were declassified, were reclassified as personal records, and others. READ MORE: ‘He Knew Nothing About So Many Things’: Trump White House Staffers Were ‘Startled’ by His Ignorance “This is not a criminal case; this is a civil matter,” said Judge Dearie, early into Tuesday afternoon’s hearing. Law & Crime‘s Adam Klasfeld reports, “That means plaintiff (Trump) has the burden to establish need for relief, he notes.” About...
    Chinese scientists have expressed their desire to master nuclear fusion within six years. Powerful, clean, safe and indescribable. Nuclear fusion, which powers the Sun, is the ultimate energy Holy Grail. A true advance for mankind, after which many nations are running, never for a moment fully attaining it. No team in the world has yet been able to build a nuclear reactor that produces more energy than is needed to produce a fusion reaction. If the Korean Tokamak KSTAR recently announced that it won Maintain the plasma at 70 million degrees for over 17 minutesProgress over the past 10 years has been difficult and limited. But China made a surprising announcement earlier this month. The country wants to master nuclear fusion by the end of the decade. Hybrid power plant On September 9, Professor Peng Xianju from the Chinese Academy of Engineering Physics confirmed that the Chinese government had approved the construction of the world’s largest pulsed power plant in the central-western province of Sichuan, Chengdu.Eurasian Times. It is a hybrid plant that combines...
    A court-appointed 'special master' tasked with reviewing classified seized at Mar-a-Lago who was recommended by Donald Trump's legal team has pressed Trump to reveal information about whether the president declassified the documents as he claims he did. A letter from Trump's team to Judge Raymond Dearie – one of two names they forwarded to a Florida judge who ruled in their favor on getting a special master – reveals that Judge Dearie asked them to 'disclose specific information regarding declassification to the Court and to the Government.' That is a place Trump's legal team does not want to go at this point. Trump's team of lawyers has declined in legal filings to make the claim that Trump declassified that material, although Trump has said publicly that he did.  In its filings, including one made Tuesday, Trump's lawyers continue to refer only to 'classified records' – suggesting they might not, indeed, be saying so, without stating so explicitly.  In a stunning statement, the team argued against the Judge's request, saying they don't want to be forced to 'fully and specifically disclose a...
    Former president Donald TrumpErin Scott | Reuters Lawyers for Donald Trump urged a federal appeals court Tuesday to reject a Justice Department bid to resume its review of documents marked classified that were seized from the former president's Florida home last month as part of a criminal investigation. The filing in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit came hours before attorneys for Trump and the DOJ were set to appear in federal court in Brooklyn to speak with the special master who was appointed to examine the seized records. That independent third party, U.S. District Judge Raymond Dearie, was selected last week by Trump appointee Judge Aileen Cannon to review the materials to identify personal records and information that could be protected by various legal privileges. The DOJ opposed the appointment of a special master, arguing in part that it was unnecessary. In authorizing the special master earlier this month, Cannon temporarily stopped the DOJ from reviewing or using the seized material for the investigation. The DOJ appealed, asking the 11th Circuit to block Cannon's ruling. Cannon's...
    Jeff Swensen/Getty Images Former President Donald Trump‘s legal team refused a requirement set forth by Special Master Judge Raymond Dearie in order to preserve a defense against a “subsequent indictment.” The Special Master draft plan sets out a number of requirements, including that Trump’s team provide details about Trump’s claim to have “declassified” documents that were seized during the FBI in the search of  Mar-a-Lago. According to a letter filed by Trump’s legal team, they won’t comply because they say it would weaken their case against a “subsequent indictment”: [T]he Draft Plan requires that the Plaintiff disclose specific information regarding declassification to the Court and to the Government. We respectfully submit that the time and place for affidavits or declarations would be in connection with a Rule 41 motion that specifically alleges declassification as a component of its argument for return of property. Otherwise, the Special Master process will have forced the Plaintiff to fully and specifically disclose a defense to the merits of any subsequent indictment without such a requirement being evident in the District Court’s order. New York Times...
    Donald Trump's lawyers have for the first time admitted that the former president could face criminal prosecution for his actions with the Mar-a-Lago document stash. In a letter to Raymond Dearie, the special master - independent adjudicator - appointed to oversee the FBI investigation into the documents, Trump's team on Monday outlined concerns about the inquiry. Trump's lawyers wrote that they do not want Dearie to force Trump to 'fully and specifically disclose a defense to the merits of any subsequent indictment without such a requirement being evident in the District Court's order' - a statement indicating that Trump or his aides could be criminally charged. The FBI are investigating how more than 300 classified documents ended up in Trump's Florida estate, and why they were removed from the White House when he left, rather than handed over to the national archives. Donald Trump is seen on Saturday at a rally in Ohio. On Monday his lawyers wrote to the special master, Raymond Dearie, to set out their requests for the investigation into the Mar-a-Lago documents Raymond Dearie, a veteran...
    OAKLAND — Former Ghost Ship warehouse master tenant Derick Almena appeared in an Oakland courtroom on Friday morning, where a judge delayed a decision on whether to revoke the 52-year-old’s probation for allegedly possessing weapons in his Ukiah home. Alameda County Superior Court Judge C. Don Clay said he wants to hold an evidentiary hearing before making a decision on the case, which could land Almena back in jail. Clay asked prosecutors and Almena’s attorney, Tony Serra, to appear on Oct. 14 to set a date for that hearing. On Sept. 1, Alameda County prosecutors formally began the process of revoking Almena’s probation after he was allegedly found with deadly weapons during an Aug. 25 probation search of his Ukiah home. Mendocino County probation officers allegedly found a machete, 10 bows, more than 50 arrows, and an “unsecured” live .38-caliber round on top of a dresser, court records say. On Friday, Serra argued the arrows did not have sharpened tips and that it is not unusual for someone living in the woods to possess them. He called the machete a...
    (CNN)A federal judge in Florida dealt the Justice Department another setback in its investigation into the handling of documents from former President Donald Trump's White House with a trio of orders Thursday night. US District Judge Aileen Cannon appointed Raymond Dearie, a Brooklyn based senior federal judge, to be the special master to review the materials that were seized. In an order setting the parameters of the review, she mostly sided with Trump's proposals for the shape it could take, creating a much slower and extensive process than what the prosecutors had recommended. Special master appointed to review documents from Mar-a-Lago search; DOJ request to resume criminal probe rejectedIn what was perhaps the biggest shot at the Justice Department, she also denied its request that the documents it seized that were marked as classified be carved out from the review, keeping in place her order blocking the criminal investigation from using them. That move by Cannon sets the stage for the Justice Department to quickly put the dispute over the materials in front of an appeals court and perhaps even...
    (CNN)US District Judge Aileen Cannon on Thursday selected federal senior Judge Raymond Dearie to serve as special master to review the materials seized in the FBI's search of former President Donald Trump's Florida residence and resort. Cannon also rejected the Justice Department's request to revive its criminal investigation into classified documents seized at Mar-a-Lago. Read the documents below.
    A Florida judge on Thursday dismissed a Justice Department appeal, blocking it from resuming its review of classified records seized by the FBI from Donald Trump's Florida estate. Instead federal judge Aileen Cannon sided with the former president by appointing Senior District Judge Raymond Dearie as a 'special master' to review records seized by the FBI. Trump's lawyers last month asked that a third party be put in charge of reviewing the documents to weed out any that were protected by executive privilege or attorney-client privilege. Trump is at the center of a legal battle over thousands of government documents found by FBI agents at his Mar-a-Lago home. Not only are official files supposed to be handed to the national archives, but many bore 'classified' markings.  The Justice Department said a third-party review was unnecessary in this case. But when the court ruled that it would appoint a 'special master' government lawyers said they would accept Dearie, the former chief judge of the federal court based in Brooklyn, in the role. However, they lodged an appeal asking that 100 documents...
    A group of Ukrainian officials, ministers, and former prime ministers have been gathering behind closed doors for months, working to come up with ways to stop Russian President Vladimir Putin from attacking Ukraine ever again. And as of Tuesday, they think they’ve got the solution. Ukraine wants to create a coalition of countries that are willing to guarantee Ukraine’s security against any future breach of its territory or encroachment on its sovereignty, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky’s office announced Tuesday. In a new document, finalized on Tuesday, the officials describe the plan as a way to galvanize a group of countries willing to back up Ukraine with legally binding guarantees that they will come to Ukraine’s aid to help deter another attack from Russia—or any other country for that matter—and to help Ukraine prepare to forcefully respond. The plan doesn’t necessarily include troop commitments or promises, like a North Atlantic Treaty Organization Article 5 kind of commitment, but it would include long-term investments in Ukraine's defense industrial base, weapons transfers, and intelligence support. The plan also expresses interest in anti-aircraft and...
    Washington (CNN)The Justice Department and former President Donald Trump's legal team have found rare agreement in a potential candidate to serve as the special master tasked with reviewing the documents seized from Mar-a-Lago. Judge Raymond Dearie, whom Trump's legal team put forward, is an acceptable option to serve as the third-party attorney to independently review the seized materials, the Justice Department said in a court filing Monday evening. While it remains unclear when US District Judge Aileen Cannon will decide who will serve as the special master, here's what you need to know about Dearie and the role he could play in the investigation. Who is Raymond Dearie?Dearie, a Reagan nominee, has served as a federal judge in New York since 1986. He retired in 2011 and is now a senior judge on the circuit. Read MoreHe also served a seven-year term on the US Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court, or FISA court. Dearie was one of the judges who approved an FBI and DOJ request to surveil Carter Page, a Trump campaign foreign policy adviser, as part of the federal...
    Brandon Bell/Getty Images The Department of Justice has agreed to accept one of former President Donald Trump’s nominees for a special master to review documents sized from his home by the FBI last month. The former president and the DOJ had each submitted two candidates for a third-party to review documents Trump claims are protected by attorney-client privilege. U.S. District Court Judge Aileen Cannon will now decide whether to approve senior Judge Raymond Dearie of New York to act as a neutral third party to review the materials. The Washington Post reported: Dearie still serves as a judge in Brooklyn federal court, albeit on senior status, which means he can, if he chooses, take a reduced caseload. In the 1980s, Dearie was the U.S Attorney in Brooklyn — a time when the office’s workload was dominated by the pursuit of mobsters, gang leaders, and financial fraudsters. He was nominated to the federal bench by President Ronald Reagan and became one of the most highly-regarded jurists in the Eastern District of New York. Cannon granted Trump’s request for a special master on...
    The Justice Department on Monday approved one of the candidates suggested by Donald Trump as an independent arbiter in the investigation into top-secret documents found at Mar-a-Lago. Trump's team submitted their candidates for the role of special master on September 9, and on Monday the Justice Department responded. They said they would accept Barbara S. Jones, Thomas B. Griffith, or Raymond J. Dearie in the role. Dearie was proposed by the Trump team.  Jones and Griffith are new names, suggested by the government.  The Justice Department said all three retired judges 'have substantial judicial experience, during which they have presided over federal criminal and civil cases, including federal cases involving national security and privilege concerns'. A fourth candidate, Paul Huck, was rejected by the Justice Department, with the government saying he 'does not appear to have similar experience'.  They said their chosen three have suitable staff to assist them with the task.  Raymond J. Dearie, the former top federal prosecutor in the Eastern District of New York, was proposed by the Trump team as an overseer of the Mar-a-Lago documents investigation: on Monday...
    Joe Raedle/Getty Images It’s no surprise that a court case involving a former reality television star ex-president would attract media attention, and the court docket in one of the cases involving the FBI search at former President Donald Trump’s residence at Mar-a-Lago now includes multiple unsolicited letters from members of the public offering Judge Aileen Cannon advice and volunteering to serve as special master to review the documents seized during the search. The Southern District of Florida court docket in Trump v. United States of America has already yielded some quality entertainment content, as what I previously dubbed Trump’s “Island of Misfit Toys legal squad” had repeated stumbles figuring out the federal court’s electronic filing system and formatting their motions properly, resulting in the clerk of court sending them instructions to please use the forms on the court’s website. On Aug. 22, Trump’s attorneys filed a motion demanding that the Department of Justice cease their review of the seized documents until a special master (an independent third party) could be appointed to review them for potentially privileged material. The legal arguments...
    Former U.S. President Donald Trump takes the stage at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in Dallas, Texas, August 6, 2022.Brian Snyder | Reuters Lawyers for former President Donald Trump on Monday urged a federal judge to reject an effort by the Department of Justice to resume its review of documents seized from Trump's home while the agency appeals the judge's decision to appoint a special master in the case. Judge Aileen Cannon's order authorizing the appointment of the special master — an independent third party to examine the seized records for personal items and possibly privileged material — "is a sensible preliminary step towards restoring order from chaos," Trump's lawyers wrote. "The Government should therefore not be permitted to skip the process and proceed straight to a preordained conclusion," they argued in U.S. District Court in southern Florida. The FBI seized thousands of government records when it raided Mar-a-Lago, Trump's resort home in Palm Beach, Florida, on Aug. 8. Many of those documents bore classification markings, including dozens of folders that were empty when they were collected by the FBI. The...
    Donald Trump blasted the Department of Justice (DOJ) on Monday in a new court filing rebutting federal prosecutors' appeal to stop the appointment of a special master to review documents the FBI seized from Mar-a-Lago. 'In what at its core is a document storage dispute that has spiraled out of control, the Government wrongfully seeks to criminalize the possession by the 45th President of his own Presidential and personal records,' the 21-page filing states.  He also defended his storage of the documents, claiming they were kept in a secure location - despite the DOJ claiming some top secret records were found in his personal desk drawers. It comes after the DOJ argued that pausing its probe while the files are reviewed by a third-party would cause 'irreparable harm' to national security, according to a Thursday court filing. Federal prosecutors asked for exceptions to the order when it comes to documents marked 'classified.'  US District Judge Aileen Cannon delivered the former president a victory with her decision last week by approving his request to appoint a special master in order to review...
    Senate Intelligence Committee Chairman Mark Warner (D-VA) expressed doubt about whether Congress will receive an intelligence community briefing any time soon on damages arising from classified documents found at former President Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago resort. The Virginia Democrat cited a judge's approval of Trump's motion for a special master review of documents, which directed investigators to stop using seized material for a criminal investigation, after which prosecutors said the intelligence community was forced to pause its assessment of national security risks. "My understanding is there is some question because of the special master appointment by the judge in Florida, whether they can brief at this point," he said Sunday on CBS News's Face the Nation. "We need clarification on that from that judge as quickly as possible, because it is essential that the intelligence committee leadership at least gets a briefing of the damage assessment." He added that while the specific details of the confiscated materials are still unknown, any mishandled intelligence could put sources in jeopardy. WHY TRUMP’S SPECIAL MASTER COURT VICTORY...
    An attorney for former President Donald Trump scolded the Justice Department for fighting the appointment of a special master to review documents seized from Trump's Mar-a-Lago resort. James Trusty, a former federal prosecutor, told Fox News host Mark Levin it is a "fair question" to ask whether the Justice Department is attempting a cover-up as it conducts a criminal investigation into Trump's handling of records after leaving office. "What we have in this situation is a historical first. And I mean that in a very negative way, to have this search warrant based on failed [National Archives] negotiations, I suppose, that allowed the government to basically ransack the president's residence," he said in a clip from this week's Life, Liberty and Levin. "You'd think in this era of the attorney general constantly talking about rule of law and transparency, that we would be the first one to say, 'Sure another set of eyes is perfectly fine.'" U.S. District Judge Aileen Cannon granted Trump's request for a special master despite the Justice Department's opposition, and the two sides have since...
    Harry and Meghan's children will not be known as Prince and Princess following the death of the Queen, according to an order of succession released by Buckingham Palace. As grandchildren of the reigning Monarch, the children of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex would technically be entitled to the titles.  But under the reign of King Charles III, Archie Mountbatten-Windsor, three, and sister Lilibet, one, will continue to be known as ‘Master’ and ‘Miss’. The Royal Family’s website yesterday published an updated list of the order of succession.  While it shows that Archie and Lilibet have risen up the order of succession and are sixth and seventh in line to the Throne, they will not be known as Prince and Princess. The Sussexes' friend and preferred journalist Omid Scobie clarified on Twitter: 'As son of the King, Harry’s children have the right to become HRH Prince Archie and HRH Princess Lilibt.  'Right now, however, the two are listed with their original stylings.' The Royal Family’s website yesterday published an updated list of the order of succession. While it shows...
    L: Joe Raedle/Getty Images, R: Brandon Bell/Getty Images The Justice Department wants former President Donald Trump to bear the cost of a special master to review documents in the Espionage Act investigation — but Trump wants America to split the check with him. At the beginning of this week, Trump-appointed District Court Judge Aileen Cannon ruled that a special master must be appointed to review documents seized during the FBI in the search of  Mar-a-Lago, and enjoined the Justice Department from using the documents in its investigation of Trump for crimes involving the Espionage Act in the interim. On Thursday, the Justice Department made a counter-offer in a motion that asked for access to just the classified documents seized in the raid while the special master reviews everything else. On Friday, both sides submitted a joint filing laying out areas of agreement and disagreement between the DoJ and Team Trump, one of which had to do with who will pay for the special master. That was one of the areas of disagreement: 3. Compensation and Expenses Plaintiff proposes to split evenly the professional fees and expenses...
    Former President Donald Trump and the Department of Justice have each proposed two candidates to serve as special master over items seized in last month's Mar-a-Lago raid. The Department of Justice suggested retired Judge Barbara Jones of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York and retired Judge Thomas Griffith of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit. Trump is proposing Raymond Dearie, former chief judge of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York, and former Florida Deputy Attorney General Paul Huck. DOJ SAYS IT WILL APPEAL TRUMP MAR-A-LAGO SPECIAL MASTER ORDER "The Government and the Plaintiff will advise the Court about their respective positions on the other party’s proposed candidates on Monday, September 12, 2022," the court filing reads. The filing also revealed haggling over who will pay the appointed special master. "Plaintiff proposes to split evenly the professional fees and expenses of the Special Master and any professionals, support staff, and expert consultants engaged at the Master’s request," the filing says....
    (CNN)The Justice Department and former President Donald Trump's lawyers have submitted their proposals to a federal judge for who should serve as special master to review materials seized from Mar-a-Lago and how the process should work. Friday night's joint court filing is the latest legal turn in the Justice Department's historic criminal investigation into Trump's potential mishandling of documents as his term ended in January 2021. The FBI executed a search warrant last month at the former president's Florida home and resort, seizing 11,000 documents, including more than 100 classified government records. READ: DOJ and Trump team proposals for special master reviewUS District Judge Aileen Cannon earlier this week granted Trump's request for a special master -- a third-party attorney outside of the government -- and ordered criminal investigators at the Justice Department to stop using the seized materials as part of their ongoing probe until the special master finishes their review.Alongside their nominees, the Justice Department wants the special master to move relatively quickly, wrapping up its review in five weeks, by October 17. Trump proposed 90 days. Whomever...
    Jake Tapper took a swipe at MSNBC on Friday over its guests’ criticisms of CNN legal analyst Elie Honig. Appearing on Friday’s edition of The Lead, Tapper noted Honig predicted weeks ago judge would rule in favor of former President Donald Trump. Trump sought the appointment of special master to review documents seized from his Mar-a-Lago estate last month. FBI agents seized several boxes of government documents, some of which are classified. The former president claims agents took some personal records. A U.S. District judge ruled in his favor on Monday. Last month, Honig tangled over the appropriateness of a special master with occasional MSNBC guests and legal experts Andrew Weissman and Renato Mariotti: CNN blows legal analysis. Any exec priv docs (if they even exist) belong to the Archives not Trump. And the privilege belongs to current president, not Trump. And executive privilege does not apply to the executive branch which did the search. https://t.co/jCLHSKbzr5 — Andrew Weissmann ???? (@AWeissmann_) August 23, 2022 The filing from Trump’s team was focused on executive privilege. There was only a single...
    Associated Press WASHINGTON — The Justice Department and Donald Trump’s legal team are to stake out positions Friday on the precise role to be played by an independent arbiter who will review documents seized during an FBI search of the former president’s Florida home. U.S. District Judge Aileen Cannon had given both sides until Friday to submit potential candidates for the role of a “special master,” as well as proposals for the scope of the person’s duties and the schedule for his or her work. The back-and-forth over the special master is playing out amid an FBI investigation into the retention of several hundred classified documents recovered from Mar-a-Lago within the past year. Though the legal wrangling is unlikely to have long-term effects on the investigation, it will almost certainly delay the criminal probe and has already caused the intelligence community to temporarily pause a national risk assessment it was doing. Over the strenuous objections of the Justice Department, Cannon on Monday granted the Trump team’s request for the special master and directed the department to temporarily halt its review...
    Sen. Marco Rubio is defending the Florida-based federal jurist who ruled in favor of Donald Trump's push for a special master to review materials seized from Mar-a-Lago, calling her a 'great judge.' He blasted those going after the Judge Aileen Cannon after the judge, who was confirmed to a lifetime appointment on November 12, 2020, five days after TV networks called the election for Joe Biden and before Trump left office.  The Justice Department on Thursday filed a motion to severely curtail her ruling on what a court-appointed special master would sift through – exempting a trove of classified material seized during the FBI's search of Mar-a-Lago August 8. 'Judge Cannon is a great judge who I am very proud to have enthusiastically supported,' Rubio said in a statement to the Washington Post.  Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) is defending Judge Aileen Cannon, who ruled in Donald Trump's favor on a getting a special master 'The attacks against her are just the latest example of hypocrisy from leftists and their media enablers who believe the only time it is acceptable to attack...
    (CNN)The Justice Department and former President Donald Trump's lawyers face a Friday midnight deadline for submitting proposals for how the special master review of the documents seized at Mar-a-Lago -- including classified documents -- should work. They'll be filing the briefs even as the Justice Department appeals the order requiring the review, in which a third-party attorney will sift through the materials from Trump's Florida home and segregate out the privileged documents that should be withheld from federal investigators. More on Mar-a-Lago investigation What's happening -- and what's next -- in the Mar-a-Lago probe Takeaways from the ruling granting Trump's request for a special master for Mar-a-Lago documents Here's what a 'special master' is and what it means for the Mar-a-Lago investigation While the appeal plays out, prosecutors are also asking that its review of classified documents be allowed to continue separate from the special master review. The parties have been instructed by US District Judge Aileen Cannon to weigh in on the department's arguments about the documents in the filing due Friday.With the Friday submission, the Justice Department...
    Mario Tama/Getty Images Former President Donald Trump went back to claiming the FBI planted evidence on Thursday as he raged against the Department of Justice appealing the ruling earlier in the week by a judge to appoint a special master to review materials taken from his Florida home. Trump wrote on his Truth Social, “So now the FBI & Biden Department of ‘Justice’ leakers are going to spend Millions of Dollars, & vast amounts of Time & Energy, to appeal the Order on the ‘Raid of Mar-a-Lago Document Hoax,’ by a brilliant and courageous Judge whose words of wisdom rang true throughout our Nation, instead of fighting the record setting corruption and crime that is taking place right before their very eyes. They SPIED on my Campaign, lied to FISA COURT, told Facebook ‘quiet,’ preside over worst CRIME WAVE ever!!” The DOJ was expected to appeal U.S. District Judge Aileen Cannon’s ruling appointing a special master. The DOJ appealed to Cannon, a Trump appointee, arguing that there is “no way to separate the intelligence community’s review and the FBI criminal...
    (CNN)The Justice Department is appealing a court-ordered special master review of the materials seized by the FBI at former President Donald Trump's Florida home. DOJ is also asking US District Judge Aileen Cannon, the Trump-appointee who ordered the special master, to partially pause part of her order, saying it has halted the intelligence community's review of classified documents.Read the motion for a partial stay of the order here:
    The Justice Department has filed a motion to appeal a Florida judge's order appointing a special master in its investigation of Donald Trump's handling of classified documents. Officials warned that pausing its probe while the files are reviewed by a third-party would cause 'irreparable harm' to national security, according to a Thursday court filing. Prosecutors' appeal was widely expected after Judge Aileen Cannon on Monday approved Trump's request for a special master 'to review the seized property for personal items and documents' that could fall under executive privilege or attorney-client privilege classifications. The Trump-appointed judge also temporarily halted prosecutors' investigation pending the completion of the review. But the Justice Department's Thursday court filing is asking for a reversal of Cannon's order when it comes to the classified documents that were seized from Trump's Mar-a-Lago mansion last month. In a separate Thursday filing, the FBI's assistant director of counterintelligence Alan Kohler argued that allowing the FBI to conduct its own review is critical to the investigation. An FBI-conducted review, it stated, 'will enable the Government to assess the potential harms to...
    The United States Department of Justice on Thursday filed a response to Southern District of Florida Judge Aileen Cannon's Monday ruling that granted former President Donald Trump's request for a special master to determine whether the trove of classified documents that were seized during the Federal Bureau of Investigation's search warrant execution at Trump's unsecured Mar-a-Lago estate on August 8th are covered by executive privilege, which Trump has claimed in his lawsuit against the FBI. Cannon, whom Trump appointed, additionally required the Justice Department to pause its probe into how and why Trump had a foreign country's above-top-secret nuclear capabilities hoarded in his beach house. The Justice Department asked Cannon "to stay the part of her order that halted the investigation and would require showing classified docs to special master, and says will appeal if she doesn't do that," New York Times national security and legal reporter Charlie Savage tweeted along with a copy of the motion. DOJ is "willing to let a master be appointed and see the unclassified docs," Savage explained. READ MORE: 'Legal equivalent of Mr. Toad’s...
    Documents seized by FBI from Mar-a-LagoSource: Department of Justice The Department of Justice said Thursday it is appealing a federal judge's ruling to authorize a special master to review documents the FBI seized from former President Donald Trump's home Mar-a-Lago. This is breaking news. Please check back for updates.TVWATCH LIVEWATCH IN THE APPUP NEXT | ETListen
    (CNN)The Justice Department is appealing a court-ordered special master review of the materials seized by the FBI at former President Donald Trump's Florida home.The Justice Department filed a notice with US District Judge Aileen Cannon, the Trump-appointee who ordered the special master, announcing its intent to appeal her decision.More on Mar-a-Lago investigation What's happening -- and what's next -- in the Mar-a-Lago probe Takeaways from the ruling granting Trump's request for a special master for Mar-a-Lago documents Here's what a 'special master' is and what it means for the Mar-a-Lago investigation This story is breaking and will be updated.
    U.S. Attorney General William Barr, December 10, 2019.Mark Wilson | Getty Images Former Attorney General William Barr said Wednesday he thinks the Justice Department is "getting very close" to having the evidence to indict Donald Trump — but hopes the agency declines to charge the ex-president. Barr, who served under Trump, again criticized a judge's order authorizing a so-called special master to review the thousands of documents that the FBI seized last month in a raid of Trump's Florida home Mar-a-Lago. Barr said the battle over those materials — many of which bore classification markings — currently boils down to two questions: whether the DOJ can make a case to charge Trump, and whether it should. "Will the government be able to make out a technical case, will they have evidence by which — that they could indict somebody on, including him?" Barr said in a Fox News interview, his third appearance on the network in five days. "That's the first question, and I think they're getting very close to that point, frankly," said Barr, who led the Justice Department...
    On Labor Day 2022, Judge Aileen M. Cannon granted former President Donald Trump his request to appoint a special master to review the documents that FBI agents took from his Mar-a-Lago compound when they executed a search warrant on Monday, August 8. Cannon’s decision has inspired a variety of reactions, some positive and some negative. Some of Trump’s critics believe that Cannon’s decision was unwarranted, while some of the former president’s MAGA defenders have applauded the decision as an act of fairness — even though they also believe the August 8 search shouldn’t have occurred in the first place. Meanwhile, San Diego-based attorney Chris Truax, in an article published by the conservative website The Bulwark on September 7, offers some reasons why Cannon’s decision could be bad for Trump and his legal team. “On balance, Judge Cannon’s order granting Trump a special master is probably a good thing,” Truax argues. “If you’re a guilty defendant, the very worst judge you can get is the one who goes out of his or her way to make sure that you get...
    Clinton was hammered by her critics over the email scandal ahead of the 2016 election, which she narrowly lost to Trump. She has since taken up the sarcastic "but her emails" online meme to mock her detractors on either side of the aisle. The investigation into classified documents at Mar-a-Lago has been slowed down by a judgment to have the documents reviewed by a special master against the wishes of the Department of Justice. Here's the latest on the Mar-a-Lago document seizure: Who will be special master in Trump documents case? www.youtube.com
    Donald Trump's former attorney general kept up his criticism of the ex-president on Tuesday, saying the evidence against him was clear and that it was plain 'wrong' for a judge to appoint a special master to review documents seized at Mar-a-Lago. A day earlier, a federal judge in Florida gave Trump a win by agreeing to his request for a special master, slowing the pace of the investigation. But Bill Barr blasted the decision and said it would likely be overturned if the government appealed. 'The opinion, I think was wrong, and I think the government should appeal,' he told Fox News. 'It is deeply flawed in a number of ways.' In any case, he said, such was the weight of evidence, 'I don't see it fundamentally changing the trajectory.' It comes after he last week said Trump had 'jerked around' investigators and had no legitimate reason to keep government documents at his Florida home.  Fox News Network, LLC Privacy Policy Bill Barr kept up his criticism of Donald trump on Tuesday, saying the evidence against him was clear...
    A federal judge appointed by Donald Trump and confirmed after he lost the 2020 presidential election on Monday granted the former president his request for a “special master,” an independent third party, to review the more than 11,000 documents stolen from the White House and seized by federal agents at Mar-a-Lago on August 8. U.S. District Judge Aileen Cannon, a member of the far-right Federalist Society since 2005, not only granted Trump his request, but ordered the U.S. Dept.of Justice to cease, at least for now, its criminal investigation into Trump and the stolen documents, which include more than 100 classified, highly classified, and top secret documents. Last week former federal prosecutor Shan Wu said Judge Cannon “has no business trying to oversee a federal criminal investigation.” READ MORE: Trump Suggests It’s Corruption for DOJ to Not Release Information Regardless of How It Could Influence an Election “Special masters are used in federal courts to assist judges in matters involving some ‘exceptional condition,’ or ‘complex accounting or computation of damages,’ or where a ‘district judge or magistrate judge of the...
    Returning to school, 23-year-old Kevin finds himself moving to a new region and starting the home part of his studies. With a bachelor’s degree in psychology and an overall average of 14.8 and a good note, he thought he was ill-prepared to combine his desired master’s degree in neuropsychology. But of the ten applications sent across France (from Lille to Annecy and from Caen to Strasbourg), only Finistère was rejected. After five years spent on the benches UBO, at Brest (two in medicine, three in psychology) the young man’s horizons suddenly darkened. what to do ? Augment an internship to improve your file and reapply for master’s next year? Do A civil service ? Work in a factory? Without perspective, Kevin insisted on his right to continue his studies Findmymaster and to communicate with the Rector of the Academy, three proposals of admission to be made in accordance with his plan and the license obtained. September is here and still no news. The right to pursue studies has been violated Kevin’s case is not isolated. Jean, ranked 34th out of...
    The Trump-appointed federal district judge who on Monday granted the former president his request for a “special master” is facing criticism from many legal experts, among them, George Conway. Conway is the attorney who Donald Trump was considering to be U.S. Solicitor General but asked to have his name withdrawn. He may be best known for successfully arguing a case before the U.S. Supreme Court and obtaining a unanimous 8-0 verdict, being an anti-Trump conservative activist, and being married to former Trump White House Senior Counselor to the President Kellyanne Conway. “The opinion is almost impossibly stupid,” Conway tweeted Monday afternoon, referring to Judge Aileen Cannon’s decision for a special master. . READ MORE: Trump Suggests It’s Corruption for DOJ to Not Release Information Regardless of How It Could Influence an Election He pointed to an observation made by attorney Eric Columbus, who served at DOJ, DHS, and as a special counsel in the House and Senate. “Judge Cannon noted 11th circuit precedent,” Columbus wrote, “that an indictment can constitute irreparable injury.” Conway responded, saying, “But if he’s indicted, it...