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Donald Trump asks Supreme Court to intervene in classified documents case


WASHINGTON: Former US President Donald trumpet ask Supreme Court on Tuesday to intervene in a legal dispute over classified documents seized in the FBI raids his Florida home.
Trump called on the conservative-dominated court to uphold the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals ruling that restored access to classified documents to the Justice Department.
The FBI, in the affidavit used to justify the August 8 raid on the Trump home, said it was conducting a criminal investigation into the “improper deletion and storage of classified information.” and “illegal concealment of government records”.
The search warrant said the investigation also involved “knowingly withholding national defense information,” an offense under the Espionage Act, and potentially “obstructing a federal investigation.”
A “special master,” a senior judge in New York, was appointed by a judge of the District Court in Florida to sift through seized records for potentially privileged documents. attorney-client.
A three-judge panel of appeals ruled that while the special superintendent conducts his review, the government can continue to use documents marked as classified for the investigation. his crime.
Trump, in an urgent request to the Supreme Court, is appealing the unanimous decision of an appeals panel of two judges appointed by Trump and one by Barack Obama.
Trump nominated three of the justices on the nine-member Supreme Court but it failed him in high-profile cases, most notably his refusal to hear statements alleging fraud by Trump. in the November 2020 presidential election.

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