Judge Names Trump Pick For Special Master, Denies DOJ Request To Limit Review

Judge Names Trump Pick For Special Master, Denies DOJ Request To Limit Review


Judge Aileen Cannon tapped a senior federal judge to serve as special master and review the materials seized in the August FBI raid on former President Donald Trump’s Florida residence.

Cannon appointed Raymond Dearie, a senior U.S. district judge for the Eastern District of New York, to serve as special master on Thursday. Trump’s legal team offered up Dearie as one of its preferred candidates for the position, and the Department of Justice (DOJ) later approved of Dearie as well.

“The Special Master shall review all of the materials seized during the August 8, 2022 execution of a court-authorized search warrant on the premises” of Trump’s residence at Mar-a-Lago, Cannon wrote in a Thursday order. Dearie must be given access to all materials seized by the FBI, including

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