Trump refuses to comply with the special master’s order to review the list of items taken from Mar-a-Lago.
According to a letter publicly filed Wednesday by Trump’s attorneys, the former president’s legal team told senior U.S. judge Raymond Dearie, who is reviewing materials extracted during the federal search of the Florida property, that they do not believe Dearie has authority to do so is required to make such a registration.
In Dearie’s order, Trump was asked to list all items seized but not listed in the inventory, all non-seized items that were incorrectly listed, and any inventory errors about the location of seized items.
Trump now refuses to follow orders from the special master he wanted
Trump called for the special master. The former president is the one who nominated Judge Dearie for the position, and the DOJ looks really smart that they immediately approved of Dearie.
Donald Trump and his legal team are now fighting with their own special master, as it is clear that they only wanted the special master as a stalling tactic to get the classified documents case through the midterm elections.
Judge Dearie did not play along, instead acting quickly to resolve the issue and treating the process as if it were a judicial proceeding.
The special master is a disaster Trump created for himself, and now he’s trying to work his way out of a process that only lent credibility and legitimacy to the Justice Department’s investigation and makes the former president look even worse.
Donald Trump has a problem of his own creation, and by the time Judge Dearie is done, all of Trump’s defenses and apologies for stealing and misusing government documents may be shattered.
Mr. Easley is the managing editor. He is also a White House press pool and congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a bachelor’s degree in political science. His thesis focused on public policy with a specialization in social reform movements.
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