WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal decide has appointed a veteran New York jurist to function an unbiased arbiter and evaluate data seized throughout an FBI search of former President Donald Trump’s dwelling final month.

The choice of Raymond Dearie, a former federal prosecutor who for years served because the chief decide of the federal courtroom based mostly in Brooklyn, got here after each the Justice Division and Trump’s attorneys made clear that they might be happy together with his appointment as a so-called particular grasp.

In that function, Dearie will likely be answerable for reviewing the paperwork taken throughout the Aug. 8 search of Mar-a-Lago and segregating out any which may be coated by claims of privilege. It’s not clear how lengthy the work will take however the particular grasp course of has already delayed the investigation, with a decide in Florida directing the Justice Division to quickly pause core points of its probe.

The Justice Division is investigating the hoarding of top-secret supplies and different categorised paperwork on the Florida property after Trump left workplace. The FBI says it recovered greater than 11,000 paperwork from the house throughout its Aug. 8 search, together with over 100 with classification markings.

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