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‘Mute Your Phones’: Trump Special Master Hearing Descends Into Chaos

Donald Trump 

Donald Trump 

Photographer: Dustin Franz/Bloomberg
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The first hearing overseen by the special master hired to review thousands of documents seized at Donald Trump’s Florida estate descended into chaos before it even started as a large number of people who dialed in remotely failed to mute their phones.

The line was flooded with music and background noises 20 minutes before the hearing was due to begin in Brooklyn federal court as a series of unknown individuals screamed repeatedly for members of the public to mute their phones. Someone could be heard singing “God Bless America.”