A judges panel of the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals has granted a Justice Department request to stay portions of a decision by District Judge Aileen Cannon that effectively halted the government’s investigation into the possible misuse of classified records by former President Donald Trump after former President Donald Trump left office would have .
The three-judge panel, consisting of two Trump appointees and one Obama-era appointee, ruled unanimously that the Justice Department will no longer be prevented from using the documents with classifications recovered from Mar-a-Lago for Use his investigations and no longer have to. Submit them to Special Master Ray Dearie for review.
“Trump has not even attempted to show that he needs to know the information contained in the classified documents,” the panel said in its decision. “Nor did he state that the current government has waived that requirement for these documents.”
They also agree with the Justice Department that Trump has produced no record or allegation that he ever released the documents in question, and that his team declined to say so under pressure from Dearie.
“At least for these purposes, the declassification argument is definitely a red herring, since declassifying an official document would neither change its content nor make it personal,” the judges said. “Even assuming that the plaintiff released some or all of the documents, that would not explain why he has a personal interest in them.”
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