US appeals court denies Trump 'special master' request in documents case

Society 11:30 02 Dec, 2022
A US appeals court has ended a "special master"
US appeals court denies Trump 'special master' request in documents case

The ruling is a win for the US Department of Justice, which is probing if Mr Trump took classified documents with him when he left the White House, Qazet.az reports.

The "special master" is an independent lawyer who decides if any of the records are covered under attorney-client or executive privilege.

Investigators can now review the documents in full.

The ruling was made on Thursday by a three-judge panel in the Atlanta-based 11th Circuit US Courts of Appeal, after the Department of Justice challenged a September decision that granted Mr Trump's request for the special master review.