Judge Aileen Cannon on Monday formally dismissed the case, which Trump brought to challenge the Mar-a-Lago evidence collection and in which she appointed special master Raymond Dearie, another judge, to make recommendations on whether prosecutors could access evidence.
The dismissal of the case now gives the Justice Department full access to tens of thousands of records and other items found among documents marked as classified in Trump’s beach club and private office.
Cannon’s dismissal follows the appeals court above her deciding that she had no authority to be involved in the Justice Department criminal investigation before any charges are brought.
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Obeying last Thursday’s directive from the 11th Circuit, Judge Cannon has just dismissed the Trump MAL docs lawsuit that led to her special master order. (As part of that, she dismissed Trump’s pending motion to give him an unredacted version of the search warrant affidavit.) pic.twitter.com/McmYz26yTq
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