New York Judge Raymond Dearie appointed as special master in Trump Mar-a-Lago case

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A former veteran chief federal decide from Brooklyn, New York has been appointed because the particular grasp to evaluate paperwork seized at former President Trump’s Florida property in Mar-a-Lago.

U.S. District Decide Aileen Cannon appointed Raymond Dearie after Trump requested an unbiased evaluate of 1000’s of paperwork marked categorised that had been recovered by regulation enforcement. 

Cannon, a Trump appointee, additionally refused a Justice Division request to elevate her momentary prohibition on the division’s use of the roughly 100 categorised data that had been taken through the Aug. 8 search.

The Justice Division is predicted to contest the decide’s order to a federal appeals court docket. It had given Cannon till Thursday to placed on maintain her order barring the continued evaluate of categorised data, and stated it will ask the Atlanta-based eleventh U.S. Circuit Court docket of Appeals to intervene if she didn’t accomplish that then.


Dearie will likely be tasked with reviewing and segregating out any paperwork lined by claims of privilege. It isn’t clear how lengthy the evaluate will take. The particular grasp course of has already delayed the investigation, with Cannon directing the Justice Division to briefly pause core points of its probe.

The Justice Division is investigating the hoarding of top-secret supplies and different categorised paperwork on the Florida property after Trump left workplace. The FBI says it recovered greater than 11,000 paperwork from the house throughout its search, together with roughly 100 with classification markings.

This image contained in a court filing by the Department of Justice on Aug. 30, 2022, and redacted in part by the FBI, shows a photo of documents seized during the Aug. 8 search by the FBI of former President Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago estate in Florida. On Thursday, a federal judge appointed a special master to review the documents. 

This picture contained in a court docket submitting by the Division of Justice on Aug. 30, 2022, and redacted partially by the FBI, reveals a photograph of paperwork seized through the Aug. 8 search by the FBI of former President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago property in Florida. On Thursday, a federal decide appointed a particular grasp to evaluate the paperwork. 
(Division of Justice through AP)


Dearie, who was nominated by Ronald Reagan in 1986, additionally served as the highest federal prosecutor within the Jap District of New York within the Seventies.

The Related Press contributed to this report. 

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