Trump asks court to wait until 2023 to hear special master appeal
Added 10-03-22 03:03:02pm EST - “Lawyers for former President Donald Trump on Monday asked a federal appeals court to delay legal arguments until 2023 over the appointment of a special master to review documents seized from Mr. Trump's Mar-a-Lago estate.” - Washingtontimes.com
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Lawyers for former President Donald Trump on Monday asked a federal appeals court to delay legal arguments until 2023 over the appointment of a special master to review documents seized from Mr. Trump’s Mar-a-Lago estate.
The Trump team asked the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals in Atlanta to reject the Justice Department’s request to expedite arguments over the appointment of the special master. Mr. Trump’s lawyers said they are swamped trying to deal with the special master review and other legal battles stemming from the FBI’s Aug. 8 search.
The task includes reviewing more than 11,000 documents totaling roughly 200,000 pages to determine if they are protected by attorney-client privilege or executive privilege, they said.
Mr. Trump’s lawyers said there is “no good cause” why Mr. Trump should have “significantly less time” than the government to prepare arguments before the appellate court.
The Justice Department has asked the court to set a Nov. 11 deadline to file briefs and schedule oral arguments shortly after that. Government lawyers argued that delaying the hearing blocks investigators from using the seized materials in their criminal and national security probe into whether Mr. Trump mishandled classified documents.
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