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Trump Wins Bid for ‘Special Master’ for Mar-a-Lago Records

  • Judge also blocked DOJ from using documents in criminal probe
  • DOJ says it’s considering ‘appropriate next steps’ in the case
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WATCH: What does the ruling mean for the government’s criminal investigation into Trump? Joe Mathieu explains.Source: Bloomberg
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A federal judge granted Donald Trump’s request for a neutral third party to review documents seized by the FBI from his Florida home and temporarily barred the government from using the trove to develop its criminal investigation into the former president.

US District Judge Aileen Cannon, a Trump appointee, said in a Monday ruling that the government could continue to access the documents -- many of them bearing the nation’s highest classification markings -- for the limited purposes of conducting a national-security review that’s already underway.