Today, a federal judge appointed by Donald Trump is signaling that she is prepared to appoint a special master to review materials seized from Mar-a-Lago by federal agents, injecting new uncertainties in the criminal investigation of the former president. The Justice Department said Monday that FBI agents have already finished their review of possibly privileged documents seized in the Aug. 8 search. U.S. District Judge Aileen M. Cannon plans to hold a hearing this week on Trump’s motion for a special master.
President Biden returns to the White House on Monday ahead of a trip Tuesday to Wilkes-Barre, Pa., where the president will discuss his efforts to reduce gun violence. Biden’s native state looms large in the November midterms with competitive House races, a gubernatorial contest and a Senate race in which recent polling gives Democrats hope of winning a GOP Senate seat, with Lt. Gov. John Fetterman (D) leading celebrity doctor Mehmet Oz (R).
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