As is, standard practice, the judge had Wi-Fi service turned off inside the courtroom during Thursday’s hearing on the special-master request. This is done in many proceedings to stop contemporaneous texting and tweeting.
Both sides were instructed by the judge to “meaningfully confer” over a list of prospective appointees to the special-master role. And to decide before this Friday.
The appointment process may slow the DOJ investigation into the presence of top-secret information found at Mar-a-Lago. And it will give Trump’s team more transparency into the investigation.
Special-master to review documents
The decision comes after President Biden’s speech last week where he labeled any “MAGA” supporters as a danger to the US.
The original search warrant gave the FBI the right to search all the private areas of the Trump residence. And they went through the former first lady and his son’s closets. It is uncertain where they found the documents with Top Secret headings, but they were spread out on the floor of Trump’s office before being photographed as Exhibit 2.