Barr: DOJ Should Appeal “Serious Deficiency” Ruling Approving Special Masters in Trump Papers Case

“I think that opinion was wrong. I think the government should appeal. It’s seriously flawed in many ways,” Barr said in an interview with Fox on Tuesday.

“I don’t think a special master appointment will hold up, but even if it did, I don’t think it would fundamentally change the trajectory. In other words, I don’t think it would change the ball game.” We might be a few innings behind.”

Trump-nominated constituencies Judge Eileen Cannon On Monday, it ordered third-party attorneys to be brought in to investigate materials taken from Trump’s home and resort in Florida. to suspend further investigation of the materials filed and “await the completion of a special master investigation or further court order.”

However, classification reviews and intelligence assessments being conducted by the Office of the Director of National Intelligence are permitted to continue.

Department of Justice strongly opposed A special master and its own “filter team” have already finished reviewing the Mar-a-Lago documents, a DOJ spokesman said on Monday. “steps” are being considered.
Canons decision It was an important victory for the former president, who has lashed out at the Biden administration and the Department of Justice since raiding his Palm Beach property. Trump’s lawyer needed a special master Because they do not trust the Department of Justice to fairly identify privileged material that should be excluded from ongoing criminal investigations.
the bar was Trump supporter During his time as Attorney General, he sometimes criticized the former president He hasn’t hesitated lately when asked about Trump’s special master efforts since leaving administration.
Barr called out a special master request in another appearance on Fox last week. “Red Herring” and “Waste of Time”. He doubled down on those comments in a phone interview with The New York Times, saying he didn’t think a special master would be “wanted.”

Regarding the DOJ’s potential appeal, he told Fox:


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