Judge contemplates admitting Trump’s request to appoint observer to FBI’s Mar-A-Lago investigation

A federal judge in Florida announced Sunday that she contemplates admitting the request made by former U.S. President Donald Trump to appoint a special observer of the federal investigation that led to the seizure of several documents in his mansion, and usual “headquarters”, in the town of Mar-A-Lago.

The U.S. Justice Department released on Friday the report with which the FBI claimed access earlier this month to the former president’s mansion, arguing that it hoped to find classified information.

Trump was quick to defend himself against what he has described as “a total public relations stunt” by the FBI and the Justice Department. In this regard, he has pointed out that the text is “very manipulated” and defended his alleged willingness to collaborate, at least with the first voluntary delivery of documents.

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Now, the federal judge for the Southern District of Florida, Aileen M. Cannon, has announced Saturday her “preliminary” intention to appoint a “special inspector” given the “exceptional circumstances” of the case, as presented to her by Trump’s team of lawyers, reports Fox News.

The judge has set an initial hearing for Sept. 1 to confirm her decision and ordered the Justice Department to file a response by Aug. 30 accompanied by “a detailed document specifying all assets seized pursuant to the search warrant executed on Aug. 8, 2022.”

The current property receipt shows that FBI agents took approximately 20 boxes of items from the facility, including a set of documents marked ‘Miscellaneous Classified/TS/SCI Documents,’ which refers to information that is “top secret” or “of a sensitive nature.”

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The property receipt also showed that FBI agents seized four sets of top secret documents, three sets of secret documents, and three sets of confidential documents, but the document reveals no details about any of those records.

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