Federal court accepts ex-president’s call for official to set aside materials potentially subject to privilege protections.
Donald Trump's motion was granted by a federal judge.
Requesting to appoint a "special master" to examine records the FBI confiscated from his Mar-a-Lago estate
Information might be protected by privilege in the inquiry into the improper holding of government secrets.
Additionally, the decision by Trump appointee and US district court judge Aileen Cannon temporarily prohibited the federal department from reviewing
The former president won a procedural victory with the decision to withhold the materials for its criminal investigation until the special master finishes their work.
However, that the ODNI (Office of the Director of National Intelligence) might continue to examine the confiscated files for its independent investigation
Investigation into whether Trump jeopardised national security by keeping confidential documents at Mar-a-Lago.
Trump's legal team and the DoJ were given until Friday by Cannon to submit a suggested list of potential special master candidates.