Americans were frankly left absolutely appalled and downright sickened by the ruling that was handed down by District Court Judge Aileen Cannon — who just so happened to be hand-appointed to her current position by none other than Donald J. Trump himself — in the case of the ex-president’s ridiculous lawsuit against the literal US federal government.
To make a long story short, Judge Cannon essentially gave the scandal-ridden president pretty much every single thing he demanded in his court motion — including not just granting his request for a so-called special master to be appointed to review all of the documents that were seized by FBI agents from his Mar-a-Lago resort last month, but even went so far as to side with Trump and prevent the US Department of Justice from using the seized documents in their investigation into Donald’s possible violations of the Espionage Act.
However, there was one key portion of the former president’s demands that Cannon didn’t cave on, and taking into consideration the state of Donald’s finances these days, it could be pretty detrimental for the former guy.
Recently, a joint filing was submitted which laid out both agreements and disagreements between the US Justice Department and the ex-president’s legal team, including each side’s Special Master candidates, whether or not the DOJ would be allowed to continue their review of the seized, highly-classified documents, and an argument over who would be responsible for the footing the bill that comes with the special master review demanded by and granted to Donald Trump.
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Ultimately, there’s no denying that Cannon made sure Trump’s team came out on top, granting the former president just short of everything his heart desired. But when it came to the Trump team’s request that American taxpayers be stuck with half the bill, Donald’s own hand-picked judge wasn’t playing ball.
The wins were plentiful on the Trump side, to be certain:
The special master will be Senior Judge Raymond Dearie, who was put forward as a possible candidate for the special master role by Trump, who had sued in court to obtain the review. The Justice Department also endorsed Dearie’s appointment.
US District Judge Aileen Cannon also rejected the Justice Department’s bid to resume its criminal investigation into classified documents seized at Mar-a-Lago last month. The denial sets the stage for the department’s dispute with Trump over the search to move quickly to an appeals court and potentially the US Supreme Court.”
But she ultimately did sack Trump with the full cost of meeting his unhinged demands:
Plaintiff shall bear 100% lof the professional fees and expenses of the Special Master and any professionals, support staff, and expert consultants engaged at the Special Master’s request.
The procedures for establishing and paying the Special Master’s compensation and expenses shall be determined in a later order.
Within ten (10) calendar days following the date of this Order, the Special Master and counsel for the parties shall confer on this issue, and the Special Master shall submit a proposal for the Court’s approval as to the procedures for paying the Special Master’s compensation and expenses.”
It’s a pretty bad look when even your own jockey won’t take your side on something, Donnie.
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