Trump requested and got a special master of his choice to scrutinize the Mar-a-Lago classified documents obtained in the search warrant. As is his modus operandi, Trump thought that the delay would work to his advantage. Now Trump has to back up his accusation (no doubt a lie) that the FBI planted evidence. On top of that, Trump has to foot the bill for the special master who charges $500 per hour.
Trump pushing back on special master’s request for him to declare in court whether DOJ inventory is accurate
(CNN)Former President Donald Trump is pushing back against a plan from the special master overseeing the review of documents seized from Mar-a-Lago that would require Trump to declare in court whether the Justice Department’s inventory from the search is accurate.
The requested declaration would force the former President to go on the record in court about his suggestion that the FBI may have planted evidence during the search on August 8.
Trump’s objection to the request for the declaration was made public Wednesday night in a court filing from his lawyers, after the Justice Department discussed his opposition vaguely in a public submission to US District Judge Raymond Dearie, who is serving as special master, Tuesday evening.