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Trump Asks Judge To Block DOJ From Looking at Classified Records Taken From Mar-a-Lago

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Trump Asks Judge To Block DOJ , From Looking at Classified Records , Taken From Mar-a-Lago.
NBC News reports that the former president's attorneys made the request on Sept. 12. .
Last week, U.S. District Judge Aileen Cannon temporarily blocked the Justice Department from using the records until they're reviewed by a special master.
Later that week, the DOJ
challenged Judge Cannon's order.
It argued that stopping the executive branch from looking at those records would cause "immediate and serious harms to the government and the public.".
The DOJ also asked for a stay on part of the judge's ruling so that the government could look at the records before a special master delivers a verdict.
The DOJ also asked for a stay on part of the judge's ruling so that the government could look at the records before a special master delivers a verdict.
Trump's lawyers said the DOJ's requested stay would "presuppose the outcome, at least as regards to what it deems are 'classified records'...
... and there "is no indication any purported 'classified records' were disclosed to anyone." .
Trump's lawyers also claim that the Presidential Records Act gives Trump the "unfettered right of access to his Presidential records even though he may not 'own' them." .
Trump's team is also demanding public transparency throughout the case.
As this Court correctly observed, a criminal investigation of this import—an investigation of a former President of the United States by the administration of his political rival—requires enhanced vigilance to ensure fairness, transparency, and maintenance of the public trust, Filing signed by lawyer Christopher Kise, via NBC News.
Given the significance of this investigation, the Court recognizes, as does President Trump, that it must be conducted in the public view, Filing signed by lawyer Christopher Kise, via NBC News

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