The US Department of Justice wants to resume the FBI’s investigation into classified documents found during a search of former President Donald Trump’s home, through an appeal.
The FBI found more than 11,000 government documents in early August while searching for Trump’s residence in Mar-a-Lago, Florida. The department is investigating, among other things, whether classified papers were withheld and whether there were attempts to thwart a federal investigation.
Earlier this week, an independent judge was appointed at Trump’s request. this special master It will scan items found during searches.
According to the former president, the FBI investigation is politically motivated and an independent party is needed to closely examine the documents. There will also be personal papers from him. Experts insist that the FBI would not conduct such a major raid without good reasons.
The judge who appointed the independent judge ruled that the FBI should not continue to investigate classified documents immediately. The Justice Department requested it after Trump urged the judge to suspend the criminal investigation pending an independent judge.
The judiciary is now trying to access about 100 seized files containing confidential information through an appeal.
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