The Justice Department has completed its review of potentially privileged documents seized from former President Donald Trump’s estate in Florida and has identified “a limited set of materials that potentially contain attorney-client privileged information,” according to a document filed Monday.
The information follows a Florida judge’s weekend order indicating she was inclined to grant Trump’s legal team’s request to appoint a special master who would oversee the review of documents seized Aug. 8 in Mar-a -Lake.
US District Judge Aileen Cannon said Saturday it was her “preliminary intent” to appoint a special master, which would be an early win for Trump’s legal team, but she gave the department a chance to respond and scheduled a hearing. hearing on Thursday to discuss the matter.
By revealing that the Department had completed its review of potentially privileged communications, law enforcement officials appear to be suggesting that the appointment of an outside special master might be moot.
The Department had been relying on a specialized team to screen potentially privileged communications and said Monday that it had completed its review of those materials.