A Florida court has been asked to temporarily block the FBI from reviewing materials seized during a search of the home of former US president Donald Trump.
Trump seeks to block FBI papers review
Former US president Donald Trump has asked a federal court to temporarily block the FBI from reviewing materials it seized two weeks ago from his Florida home, until a special master can be appointed to oversee the process.
Trump’s motion, filed in a federal court in West Palm Beach, Florida, also demanded the US Justice Department provide him with a more detailed property receipt outlining the items the FBI seized from his Mar-a-Lago home during its August 8 search, and asked investigators to return any items outside the scope of the search warrant.
“Politics cannot be allowed to impact the administration of justice,” the filing says.
“Law enforcement is a shield that protects Americans. It cannot be used as a weapon for political purposes.”