Remember that Donald Trump and his corrupt lawyers went forum shopping for a Trump appointed judge –  who was not the magistrate judge who issued the search warrant for his home in exile at Mar-a-Lago, the proper venue and jurisdiction for any challenge to the search warrant – whom they were confident would deliver a political favor from the bench, and that she did. Trump has corrupted the federal judiciary to be as corrupt as him. U.S. District Judge Aileen Cannon needs to be impeached for political favors from the bench. She is unfit to serve a lifetime appointment on the bench.


NBC News reports, Judge grants Trump’s special master request, delays parts of criminal probe:

In a major blow for the government, a [corrupt] federal judge approved former President Donald Trump’s request for a special master to oversee all the evidence the FBI seized last month from his Mar-a-Lago estate and temporarily blocked parts of the Justice Department’s investigation.

U.S. District Judge Aileen Cannon — a Trump appointee — said in her ruling Monday that the special master should be able to review the seized documents both to address questions of attorney-client privilege and to litigate claims of executive privilege.

Government employees screening the documents had set aside only ones that might have been protected by attorney-client privilege and [correctly] argued that executive privilege was not at play here.

“In addition to being deprived of potentially significant personal documents, which alone creates a real harm, Plaintiff faces an unquantifiable potential harm by way of improper disclosure of sensitive information to the public,” she wrote.

Trump had requested that a special master, a third-party attorney, review the material seized Aug. 8 to assess it for potential attorney-client or executive privilege issues.

Trump’s attorneys argued in a recent court filing that “left unchecked, the DOJ will impugn, leak, and publicize selective aspects of their investigation with no recourse for [Trump] but to somehow trust the self-restraint of currently unchecked investigators.”

The Justice Department had argued against the special master request, saying a special master “is unnecessary and would significantly harm important governmental interests, including national security interests.” Justice Department spokesman Anthony Coley said in a statement Monday, “The United States is examining the opinion and will consider appropriate next steps in the ongoing litigation.”

Cannon allowed a national security review of the records to continue but temporarily blocked the government from reviewing and using them for its “investigative purposes.” She systematically rejected the Justice Department’s arguments that Trump’s special-master request was filed too late, that it was superfluous and that Trump had no right for review because he didn’t own the documents in question that were seized.


Cannon did not immediately grant Trump’s request to get back more of “his” property more quickly.

These classified documents are NOT his property! They are the property of the National Archives.

In a statement posted on his [QAnon conspiracy mongering] Truth Social website after the ruling, Trump attacked the Justice Department and the FBI as “totally corrupt.”

Psychological projection is a favorite tool of The Authoritarian Playbook: a media guide.

It is Donald Trump, his lawyers, and U.S. District Judge Aileen Cannon who are “totally corrupt” – the fix was in with this forum shopped corrupt judge. Our national security is at risk, as are U.S. intelligence assets overseas.