WASHINGTON – hundreds of pages of secret government documents seized from Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago estate last not the month former “Personal files” of the president, and he has no right to own them, the Ministry of Justice said. in Thursday’s lawsuit, he said government will appeal the judge’s decision on cause.
The Justice Department is appealing the decision of US District Judge Eileen Cannon. for a special master for familiarization with documents seized during the search of Mar-a-Lago Trump home, according to a notice filed on Thursday. The Justice Department said it would appeal to a US court. of Appeals for 11th district.
Branch also asked for partial stay of Cannon’s decision while the appeal is pending, stating that ” government and public suffer irreparable injuries when criminal the study of issues related to risk national provided security.”
Cannon gave Trump until 10:00 a.m. ET Monday to respond to the Justice Department’s proposal. for partial stay of her order granting in special master request.
Parts of Cannon’s ordinance – especially those that prescribe government do something with the classified records he seized -cause the most immediate and serious harm government and public.” government also wrote, in is surprising that an injunction can “impede efforts to establish the existence of of any additional secret records that are not properly stored.”
“Secret records government property over which the executive branch controls and in which the plaintiff does not have property interest,” the Ministry of Justice wrote.
Cannon, 41-year- an old Trump appointee who was confirmed in the Southern District of Florida in the tail of Trump administration granted Trump’s request for a special Master Monday. Her decision was widely criticized by the legal community, especially given her unprecedented decision to give a special power not only over documents protected by attorney-client privilege, but over Trump’s alleged claims of executive privilege.
The Justice Department said there was no doubt that the secret documents the FBI found in Mar-a-Lago belonged to the US. government.
“Classic signs set on in face of the documents they government records, and not the plaintiff’s personal records”, government wrote. “governments review of these recordings do not give rise to any plausible claim of attorney-client confidentiality because such secret recordings do not contain communications between the Claimant and his private lawyers. As well as for multiple reasons, no potential approval of the privilege of the executive may justify the limitation of the powers of the executive review as well as use of secret records in issue here.”
Trump “does not and cannot claim to own or have any proprietary interest in in secret records; that he has the right to have these government records returned to him; or that he can make any plausible claims of attorney-client confidentiality with respect to such records that would interfere with government from review or using them,” the Justice Department wrote.
When the FBI executed a search warrant in Mar-a-Lago one a month ago, Ministry of Justice says it found more over 11,000 pages of government documents that – under the Presidential Archives Act – belonged to in guardianship of National Archives. They are also found hundreds of pages on the documents with secret marking, despite fact that Trump’s lawyer testified that former the president was no longer in possession of the secret records after the appeal over 38 secret documents in June in answer to grand jury summons. Previously in in the yearTrump turned over boxes of documents in the National Archives containing more over 700 pages of secret records.
government claimed there was evidence that Trump team “Hidden and removed additional classified documents held at Mar-a-Lago prior to the August FBI raid. took place.
Federal justice of the peace found probable cause this is proof of crimes would be found at Trump’s Mar-a-Lago estate and signed off on FBI search warrant property. In factFBI found more Justice Department Says More Than 100 Secret Tapes Trump Shouldn’t Have in lawsuit last week, along with in more than 11000 government documents that properly belonged in National Archives.
There is nothing in a law that would presuppose that “what former The president can successfully uphold the privileges of the executive to prevent the executive itself from considering and using their own records,” the Justice Department wrote on Thursday.
“Staying would be easy. allow in government continue review as well as use the same records – which, again, undeniably belong to the government and not the Claimant – in it continues criminal investigation, as well as added.
Daniel Barnes, Ken Dilanian as well as Dare Gregorian contributed.