WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department has accomplished its assessment of doubtlessly privileged paperwork seized from former President Donald Trump’s Florida property this month and has recognized “a limited set of materials that potentially contain attorney-client privileged information,” in response to a court docket submitting Monday.
The submitting from the division follows a decide’s weekend order indicating that she was inclined to grant the Trump authorized workforce’s request for a particular grasp who would oversee the assessment of paperwork taken through the Aug. 8 search of the Mar-a-Lago property and make sure that any that is likely to be protected by claims of authorized privilege be put aside.
In revealing that the division had accomplished its assessment of doubtlessly privileged communications, legislation enforcement officers seemed to be suggesting that the appointment of a third-party particular grasp would possibly now be moot. The division had been counting on a specialised workforce to filter out doubtlessly privileged communications and stated Monday that it had accomplished its assessment of these supplies earlier than the decide’s order.
U.S. District Judge Aileen Cannon stated on Saturday that it was her “preliminary intent” to nominate a particular grasp — which might be an early procedural win for the Trump authorized workforce — however gave the division a possibility to reply and scheduled a Thursday listening to to debate the matter additional.
The decide additionally directed the Justice Department to submit below seal a extra detailed description of the supplies that had been seized from Trump’s property in Palm Beach, one thing the division on Monday stated it could do.