11th Circuit Court of Appeals ends special master review of documents seized in Mar-a-Lago raid

December 5, 2022

A federal appeals court has ended the special master review of documents seized by the FBI from former President Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago residence.

A three-judge panel from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit found that "The law is clear. We cannot write a rule that allows any subject of a search warrant to block government investigations after the execution of the warrant. Nor can we write a rule that allows only former presidents to do so."

The 11th Circuit panel noted that the circumstances of the raid were unusual but nonetheless failed to affect "our legal analysis or otherwise gives the judiciary license to interfere in an ongoing investigation."

Trump's legal team responded by stating that "The panel's decision today is purely procedural and based only on jurisdiction. The decision does not address the merits that clearly demonstrate the impropriety of the unprecedented, illegal, and unwarranted raid on Mar-a-Lago."

Trump's team will likely appeal the ruling, and this is far from the end of this legal saga.

For now, Trump and his team will be going to war with the Department of Justice and attempting to hold them accountable for their political actions.