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Tuesday, 06 December 2022 08:41 GMT

Trump calls for Supreme Court to intervene in case over FBI secret documents


(MENAFN) Previous US Leader Donald Trump called for the Supreme Court on Tuesday to mediate in the case over secret documents collected by the FBI from his Mar-a-Lago residence in Florida.

Trump's attorneys filed an urgent request calling for the top court to overturn a ruling by the 11th US Court of Appeals and to permit an independent arbiter, or special master, to evaluate the approximately 100 secret documents that were collected in the Aug. 8 search.

"The unprecedented circumstances presented by this case—an investigation of the Forty-Fifth President of the United States by the administration of his political rival and successor—compelled the District Court to acknowledge the significant need for enhanced vigilance and to order the appointment of a Special Master to ensure fairness, transparency, and maintenance of the public trust," according to the attorneys in the filing.

"That appointment order is simply not appealable on an interlocutory basis and was never before the Eleventh Circuit.

"Nonetheless, the Eleventh Circuit granted a stay of the Special Master Order, effectively compromising the integrity of the well-established policy against piecemeal appellate review and ignoring the District Court’s broad discretion without justification," they added.

"This unwarranted stay should be vacated as it impairs substantially the ongoing, time-sensitive work of the Special Master. Moreover, any limit on the comprehensive and transparent review of materials seized in the extraordinary raid of a President’s home erodes public confidence in our system of justice," they went on to state.

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