Former Attorney General William Barr has said that the ruling by Trump-appointed Federal Judge Aileen Cannon, a Trump appointee, has applied lenient rules to the former Trump. The ‘special master’ ruling violates the principle that no one is above the law.
Despite the partisan ruling the Justice Dept. can continue its investigation into the theft and retention of documents that were seized in the FBI raid on Trump’s Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida. The highly sensitive defense-linked documents were part of around 15 boxes of documents seized in the August 6 raid. The documents included nuclear secrets that were classified as top secret.
Trump also continues to be under investigation for fomenting the Capitol riots and his efforts to overturn the presidential elections. It culminated in his active role in leading the January 6 violent insurrection which left around 6 people dead.
William Barr disputed the ruling of federal judge Cannon to appoint the ‘special master’ to review documents seized by the FBI from Trump’s luxury residence in Florida. He said that the government should consider appealing against the ruling, which she termed as being deeply flawed in multiple ways.
William Barr Said That The Ruling Won’t Alter Investigation, Only Delay It
William Barr was dismissive of the ‘special master’ ruling and said that it would not hold up in court. He added that even if it does, it would in no way fundamentally change the case trajectory.
The former AG said that the case’s fundamental dynamics are set and the Justice Dept. had strong evidence to determine which charges it considers appropriate.
William Barr commented on the issue after Judge Aileen Cannon granted her appointee, Donald Trump’s wish for the appointment of a special master to review the evidence seized by the Federal Bureau of Investigation. The Dept. of Justice will not be able to review the documents for now.