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Donald Trump Asks Supreme Court For Immediate Intervention!


President Trump has requested the U.S. Supreme Court look into the FBI’s raid on Mar-a-Lago.

“Trump is asking the Supreme Court to overturn a federal appeals court ruling to allow the Department of Justice to review classified documents seized from Mar-a-Lago, per a filing,” Axios reports.

Trump wants SCOTUS to vacate the Sept. 21 ruling by the 11th Circuit.

Read the filing HERE.

Katie Barlow explains:

Via SCOTUSblog:

Former President Donald Trump came to the Supreme Court on Tuesday afternoon, asking the justices to allow a special master to review about 100 documents marked as classified that the FBI seized from Trump’s home in Palm Beach, Florida. The 37-page filing is the latest chapter in the fallout from the search warrant executed at Trump’s home on Aug. 8, and the first time that Trump has asked the Supreme Court to intervene in what his lawyers describe as “essentially a document storage dispute.”

The Aug. 8 search of Trump’s home yielded 11,000 documents, including over 100 marked as “confidential,” “secret” or “top secret.” In September, U.S. District Judge Aileen Cannon granted Trump’s request to appoint a special master to review the documents, and she blocked the government from using any of the documents as part of a criminal investigation.

The Justice Department went to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit, asking that court to put Cannon’s orders on hold. In an unsigned opinion on Sept. 21, the court of appeals granted the government’s request. The 11th Circuit ruled that the Justice Department did not have to turn over the documents with classified markings to the special master, and that the department could continue using the documents in its investigation.

Trump is now asking the justices to reinstate the portion of Cannon’s order that required the government to turn over the documents marked as classified. “Any limit on the comprehensive and transparent review of materials seized in the extraordinary raid of a president’s home erodes public confidence in our system of justice” and “impairs substantially the ongoing, time-sensitive work of the Special Master,” Trump’s lawyers wrote in their emergency request. Trump, however, did not ask the justices to bar the government from using those documents in a criminal investigation.

Trump contended that the court of appeals lacked the power to put Cannon’s order on hold because the Biden administration had not specifically appealed that order and because, in any event, it was not the kind of order that can be immediately appealed.

“Justice Clarence Thomas, who is assigned to oversee emergency requests in the 11th Circuit, requested the DOJ respond to Trump’s petition by 5 p.m. ET on Oct. 11,” Axios noted.


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