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Donald Trump may get a 'special master' review of documents seized by FBI

Federal agents are investigating missing White House records left with 20 boxes of documents, including 11 sets of classified material

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A federal judge said she will likely grant Donald Trump’s request for a so-called special master to review documents seized by the FBI from the former president’s home and seek out any privileged material.
 
US District Judge Aileen Cannon, a Trump appointee, issued a preliminary order on Saturday and scheduled a hearing on the matter for Sept. 1 in West Palm Beach, Florida. Cannon said the preliminary order is warranted by “the exceptional circumstances presented.”

“The court hereby provides notice of its preliminary intent to appoint a special master in this case,” Cannon said. The two-page order “should not be

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First Published: Aug 28 2022 | 6:45 AM IST

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