The DOJ intends to appeal the court ruling siding with former President Donald Trump on his request to appoint an outside review of documents seized during an FBI raid on his Mar-a-Lago home.
According to the Washington Examiner, The move revolves around appointing a special master, typically an attorney, who will filter out privileged information from the massive collection of materials. Aileen Cannon, a Trump appointee, approved the special master request on Monday, effectively blocking the Justice Department’s criminal investigation into Trump’s handling of documents after leaving office.
Prosecutors argue that the inquiry is related to national security concerns.
According to the notice, the appeal will be heard by the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals. Moreover, the DOJ is seeking a partial stay on Cannon’s ruling, arguing “it is likely to succeed on the merits” of its appeal. According to the filing, the DOJ will take the matter to the appeals court if she does not agree to the stay request by Sept. 15.
Trump reacted to the appeal with two posts on TRuth Social.
In the first post, he wrote, “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,” presided over the worst CRIME WAVE ever!!”
Trump added, “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 them. Look at the I.G. Reports on Comey, McCabe, and others. Things are safer in the middle of Central Park!”