December 4, 2022

The Justice Department is seeking to fast-track its appeal of a decision that delayed an investigation into documents seized at former President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago home, clarifying that prosecutors have told the US District Judge Allen has not challenged Cannon’s operation. Case.

– Advertisement –

In a motion filed Friday evening, the Justice Department asked the 11th US Circuit Court of Appeals to set an expedited schedule in appeals.

– Advertisement –

The Justice Department’s appeal, filed earlier this month, challenges Cannon’s decision to halt the criminal investigation for months so that a court-appointed arbitrator known as a “special master” can review the evidence.

Tensions are high between the Trump-appointed federal judge and the special master recommended by the Trump team – and who has been appointed by that federal judge.

– Advertisement –

Justice Department already won the initial On September 21 at the 11th Circuit, when the court put part of Cannon’s injunction on hold. The court said that the government can resume review of around 100 documents marked as classifiedRemoving those documents from special master review.

In Friday’s filing, prosecutors said they continued to suffer damage from Cannon’s injunction.

An expanded version of this report appears on WSJ.com.

Trends on WSJ.com:

Satellite pictures showing traffic jams on Russian borders after Putin’s draft order

What’s next in Ukraine war as Putin threatens nuclear response

‘There should be no process’: In Sean Hannity interview, Trump claims President can declassify a document just by thinking about it

Veteran New York Judge Named as Special Master in Trump Mar-a-Lago Investigation

See also  Trump applauds Musk’s Twitter takeover, says the platform that banned him ‘is now in sane hands’