FBI Seized Trump’s Medical Records, Tax Documents In Raid

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On Monday, a federal judge revealed that the FBI seized former President Trump’s medical records, documents related to his taxes and accounting information during their controversial and unprecedented raid on the former president’s Mar-a-Lago home.

The judge, Aileen Cannon of the Federal District Court for the Southern District of Florida, revealed the information as she ordered for an independent arbiter, known as a special master, be appointed to oversee the FBI’s audit of materials seized during their raid on Mar-a-Lago. Cannon additionally temporarily barred the Department of Justice from using the seized materials for any “investigative purpose” related to its investigation of Trump until the work of the special master was completed.

“According to the Privilege Review Team’s Report, the seized materials include medical documents, correspondence related to taxes, and accounting information,” Cannon wrote in her order.

“The Government also has acknowledged that it seized some ‘[p]ersonal effects without evidentiary value’ and, by its own estimation, upwards of 500 pages of material potentially subject to attorney-client privilege,” she added.

According to Fox News, a source familiar with the matter said that the FBI seized 40 years of Trump’s medical records from Mar-a-Lago during the search.

Cannon went on to approve Trump’s request for a special master after the former president’s attorneys and a legal team from the Department of Justice (DOJ) met to discuss the matter in court last week.

“The Court hereby authorizes the appointment of a special master to review the seized property for personal items and documents and potentially privileged material subject to claims of attorney-client and/or executive privilege,” Cannon wrote.