The Justice Department filed a response late last night to Donald Trump‘s request for a federal judge to appoint a “special master” to review the records seized from Mar-a-Lago earlier this month and, once again, things look pretty grim for the one-term, twice-impeached ex-president.In its 36-page filing, the DOJ argues that FPOTUS’s request for a special master “fails for multiple, independent reasons,” and accuses him of leveling “wide-ranging meritless accusations” against the U.S.
government.Related: Why has Melania been radio silent about the Mar-a-Lago raid? She’s “annoyed”, sources say.Unlike Trump, however, federal prosecutors don’t just hurl wild accusations around without offering any evidence to support their claims.
They have receipts. Lots of them.The filing goes on to explain that FBI agents recovered a total of 33 boxes containing more than 100 highly classified documents stashed in the ex-president’s home office when they searched Mar-a-Lago on August 8.The information contained in the documents is so sensitive, it adds, that FBI counterintelligence agents tasked with reviewing the materials needed additional security clearances.
Thus, appointing a special master “is unnecessary and would significantly harm important governmental interests, including national security interests.”Oof!Related: Mary Trump has some thoughts about the explosive Mar-a-Lago affidavit that was just releasedBut federal prosecutors didn’t stop there.