Judge proposed by Trump named special master in Mar-a-Lago records case

Posted on AllSides September 16th, 2022
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A federal judge has named Raymond Dearie, a senior US district judge with experience handling US national security matters, as an independent arbiter to vet records seized by the FBI from Donald Trump’s Florida estate in an ongoing criminal investigation.

Florida-based US district judge Aileen Cannon on Thursday appointed Dearie to serve as a special master in the legal fight between Trump and the Department of Justice over government documents the former president kept at his Florida resort.

Dearie was one of two candidates for the post proposed by the former president,...

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