Former President Trump won in federal court when Judge Aileen Cannon designated retired judge Raymond Dearie as the special master in the Mar-a-Lago raid case.
Trump's legal team has recommended two potential candidates to fill the role of special master, and one of them is Ronald Reagan-era federal judge Raymond Dearie of New York.
BREAKING: Judge CANNON has denied DOJ's motion for a partial stay and has appointed Raymond DEARIE as special master.
— Kyle Cheney (@kyledcheney) September 15, 2022
Dearie retired as a federal judge for New York's Eastern District and then spent the next seven years on the U.S. Foreign Intelligence Surveillance (FISA) Court. Dearie served as a judge on the FISA Court and agreed with the FBI and DOJ that they may spy on Carter Page, an advisor to the Trump campaign.
Two of the four Page surveillance warrants were eventually deemed illegal due to inaccuracies and omissions in the FBI's warrant application, according to an Inspector General investigation.
Some people felt it was strange that Trump's team would choose a judge who had previously authorised a warrant for improperly-founded monitoring of one of Trump's former advisers, but this may actually work to Trump's benefit since the court would be aware of the possibility for FBI abuses.
After Trump's legal team requested a special master be appointed to analyse the materials the FBI collected from Trump's Mar-a-Lago home in August, Dearie was appointed to that role.
Dearie's job as special master is to sift over all the Mar-a-Lago evidence and assess whether or not any of it is privileged under the law.
After the DOJ indicated in a Monday federal filing that they would not oppose Judge Cannon's nomination of Dearie as special master, Cannon made the appointment.
DoJ said in its submission that “previous federal judicial experience and engagement in relevant areas of law” are “important qualifications for this position.”
After deciding on a special master, Judge Cannon also ruled against the Department of Justice's request for a partial delay so that it could review the seized materials.
“The Court is not persuaded that the Government will suffer an irreparable injury without the requested stay,
The preceding is a summary of an article that originally appeared on Breit Bart.