A US appeals court inflicted yet another defeat on Donald Trump on Thursday by overturning a previous court ruling that appointed an independent expert to review documents seized by the Federal Police (FBI) from his home in Florida.
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Federal appeals court judges in Atlanta unanimously invalidated a Florida judge’s appointment of the expert, which temporarily barred federal investigators from using the documents in a criminal investigation.
On August 8, the FBI raided Donald Trump’s Florida residence, Mar-a-Lago, and seized boxes containing thousands of classified documents, some of which were classified as defense secrets, which the Republican has not yet returned. His departure from the White House, although numerous. Requests.
Federal investigators suspect that the Republican violated the US espionage law, which strictly regulates the possession of classified documents. Donald Trump confirmed that these documents were declassified.
An appeals court ruled Thursday that the Aug. 8 search and seizure was not illegal and that a Florida judge had no authority to restrict the Justice Department’s review of those documents, which is leading the investigation.
His decision frees special prosecutor Jack Smith, who was appointed by Attorney General Merrick Garland in November, to investigate Donald Trump in the case as well as his role in the events leading up to the storming of the US Capitol. Supporters January 6, 2021.