UPDATED 12:35 PM PT – Wednesday October 5th, 2022
45th President Donald J. Trump has requested the Supreme Court to intervene in the Mar-a-Lago raid case.
In a 37-page filing on Tuesday, Trump asked the court to partially reverse an appellate court ruling. The ruling prevents a special master from examining 100 alleged classified documents that were seized by the Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI).
Trump’s lawyers wrote, “In sum, the Government has attempted to criminalize a document management dispute and now vehemently objects to a transparent process that provides much-needed oversight.”
Trump has asserted that he had declassified the documents before leaving office. He claims that the Department of Justice (DOJ) has no right to withhold them.
Justice Clarence Thomas holds jurisdiction over the emergency appeals that occur in the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals. Thomas has given the DOJ until Tuesday, October 11th at 5 pm to respond to Trump’s request.