Judge Raymond Dearie appointed Special-Master, DOJ request to continue probe rejected


Judge Dearie will review the seized material and decide whether any of the documents are covered by attorney-client privilege. 

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Trump’s legal team have also claimed executive privilege over the documents, which allows presidents to keep certain communications as their personal papers.

Judge Dearie (and his team) will provide an independent review of the documents. And will submit his findings and any recommendations to Judge Cannon. 

If any of the seized documents are found to be privilege protected, they cannot be used in any potential legal proceedings.