WASHINGTON (AP) — A transgression probe into the beingness of top-secret accusation astatine erstwhile President Donald Trump’s Florida location has “spiraled retired of control,” his lawyers said Monday successful urging a justice to permission successful spot a directive that temporarily halted halfway aspects of the Justice Department’s probe.
U.S. District Judge Aileen Cannon last week granted the Trump team’s request for the assignment of an autarkic arbiter to reappraisal records seized during an FBI hunt of Mar-a-Lago past month, and prohibited for present the section from examining the documents for investigative purposes.
The Justice Department has asked the justice to assistance that clasp and said it would entreaty her ruling to a national appeals court.
But Trump’s lawyers said successful their ain question Monday that the bid was a “sensible preliminary measurement towards restoring bid from chaos.”
“This probe of the 45th President of the United States is some unprecedented and misguided,” they wrote. “In what astatine its halfway is simply a papers retention quality that has spiraled retired of control, the Government wrongfully seeks to criminalize the possession by the 45th President of his ain Presidential and idiosyncratic records.”