Justice Department Bulldozes Court on Trump Privilege Claims

Posted on AllSides September 1st, 2022
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David 'Dee' Delgado/Reuters

The Trump legal team’s inexplicable delay in seeking court intervention, in the form of a so-called special master, has had the predictable consequence: Even before the court could rule on the belated request, the Justice Department completed its review of the documents and made unilateral determinations about what was potentially privileged.

The DOJ’s “privilege-review team” has presumably disseminated what it determined to be the non-privileged documents (the vast majority of what was seized) to the “case team” (i.e., the prosecutors and agents working on the investigation). As a result, even though the Trump team’s application...

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