Trump delivers fiery rant after DOJ challenges his special master review request

Trump delivers fiery rant after DOJ challenges his special master review request
President Donald J. Trump and First Lady Melania Trump participate in the pre-recorded National Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony Monday, Nov. 30, 2020, on the Blue Room Balcony of the White House. (Official White House Photo by Tia Dufour)

As the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) pushes to block the special master review of documents confiscated from Mar-a-Lago by the Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI), former President Donald Trump has made it clear he is not pleased.

According to Newsweek, Trump insisted that the FBI and DOJ's actions are an example of corruption and crime.

"So now the FBI & Biden Department of 'Justice' leakers are going to spend Millions of Dollars, & vast amounts of Time & Energy, to appeal the Order on the 'Raid of Mar-a-Lago Document Hoax,' by a brilliant and courageous Judge whose words of wisdom rang true throughout our Nation, instead of fighting the record setting corruption and crime that is taking place right before their very eyes," Trump said.

READ MORE: Trump-nominated judge announces intent to appoint a special master for Mar-a-Lago documents

The news outlet also noted that Trump shared a follow-up post where he "rehashed his long-running grievances with federal law enforcement agencies, accusing them of leaking information, lying and planting 'fake evidence.'"

Shortly after reports began circulating about the DOJ's appeal, the former president took to Truth Social with a fiery rant expressing his disapproval of the justice department's intent on appealing the judge's decision.

On Thursday, September 8, the DOJ filed a motion in hopes of appealing U.S. District Court Judge Aileen Cannon's approval of a special master request from Trump's legal team.

That request would grant Trump the opportunity to have a special arbiter review the documents in an effort to "sort out personal materials or documents covered by attorney-client or executive privilege that were mixed in with other documents seized from his Florida home."

READ MORE: Team Trump's special master request 'all but moot' after DOJ reveals it reviewed seized documents

With the appeal notice, the DOJ and FBI included statements about their request. The DOJ requested that the judge temporarily halt her order allowing the review of the documents arguing that it "will cause the most immediate and serious harms to the government and the public."

Alan Kohler Jr., assistant director of Counterintelligence for the FBI, also released a statement. Per the news outlet, Kohler said, "the FBI needs to conduct a review of which documents are classified to determine the potential harm to national security if information was disclosed."

READ MORE: Florida judge grants Donald Trump's request for a special master to review Mar-a-Lago documents

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