Judge Aileen Cannon rejected a request on Thursday from the Department of Justice to deny classified documents from being reviewed by a special master and appointed retired New York federal judge Raymond Dearie to conduct the review.
Dearie will review the records that were seized from Trump’s home during the controversial raid. In the mean time, the feds are temporarily blocked “from reviewing and using the seized materials for investigative purposes.”
“The Court does not find it appropriate to accept the Government’s conclusions on these important and disputed issues without further review by a neutral third party in an expedited and orderly fashion,” Cannon wrote in her ruling.
She also determined that the DOJ did not “establish that pausing the criminal investigative review