A federal appeals court in Atlanta is allowing special prosecutor Jack Smith to conduct his investigation, overturning the appointment of an independent expert to review documents seized from the former US president.
A US appeals court handed Donald Trump another setback on Thursday, December 1, overturning a previous court ruling that appointed an independent expert. Documents seized from the Florida home were examined Federal Police (FBI). A federal appeals court judge in Atlanta unanimously overturned a Florida judge’s order to hire the expert, which temporarily blocked federal investigators from using the documents in their criminal probe.
On August 8, the FBI raided Donald Trump’s home in Mar-a-Lago, Florida, and seized boxes containing thousands of classified documents, some of which were classified as defense secrets, that had not left the Republican White House several times. requesting
Federal investigators suspect the Republican violated a U.S. espionage law that strictly restricts the possession of classified documents. Donald Trump has assured that these documents are classified.
An appeals court ruled Thursday that the Aug. 8 searches and seizures were not illegal and that a Florida judge did not have the authority to limit review of those records by the Justice Department, which is leading the investigation. His decision gives him a free handFor special prosecutor Jack SmithAttorney General Merrick Garland was appointed in November to investigate Donald Trump in the case, as well as his role in the events that led to the January 6, 2021 attack on the Capitol by his supporters.
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