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NY Judge Who Doesn’t Tolerate ‘Nonsense’ May Be Named Special Master in Trump Case

  • Raymond Dearie is the sole consensus pick for special master
  • Trump claims privilege over documents seized from Mar-a-Lago
Donald Trump during the America First Policy Institute's America First Agenda Summit in Washington, D.C., US, on July 26.

Donald Trump during the America First Policy Institute's America First Agenda Summit in Washington, D.C., US, on July 26.

Photographer: Al Drago/Bloomberg

Donald Trump and the US Justice Department don’t agree on much, but one thing they came to consensus on is a retiring federal judge in Brooklyn.

Raymond Dearie, who last month announced his intention to retire after more than 30 years as a judge, is the sole person among four candidates that both Trump and the DOJ said they could support as a special master. If named by the Florida judge overseeing the case, Dearie would be tasked with reviewing thousands of documents seized from the former president’s Mar-a-Lago home to determine if Trump’s privilege claims apply to any of them.