Trump files motion seeking special master to review Mar-a-Lago evidence

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Former President Donald Trump's lawyers filed a court motion on Monday seeking to temporarily block the FBI from reviewing the classified materials seized from Mar-a-Lago until a special master can be appointed to oversee the examination.

A special master is a third-party attorney. The FBI executed a search warrant two weeks ago at Mar-a-Lago, Trump's residence and club in Florida, as part of an investigation into Trump's handling of classified federal documents. The Justice Department left with 11 sets of classified material, including some documents marked top secret.

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