Donald Trump, the twice-impeached ex-president who lost the popular vote twice and tried to stage a coup, was caught red-handed with a trove of classified, sensitive documents he took from the White House. Yet, a judge ruled that the documents should be reviewed by a special master and withheld from the Department of Justice during the review.
On Tuesday, a panel of three federal judges, two of which were appointed by Trump himself, expressed their skepticism over the appointment of the special master. The panel reviewing the Department of Justice’s appeal of that appointment seemed in court to feel that the special master was not necessary, with one of them asking “what are we doing here?”
According to The Hill:
‘The Justice Department hopes to more quickly gain access to the remaining documents in order to inform its investigation, potentially speeding ahead of likely ongoing legal challenges to the review by Judge Raymond Dearie, the special master.’
The appointment of the special master has been a source of contention ever since Judge Cannon, another Trump appointee, ruled that the special master must be assigned and the DOJ would have to halt their investigation during the review of the documents. Trump himself has had little to say on the matter, although a delay in court has been a tactic of Trump and his lawyers in a number of court cases.
Twitter users expressed their own skepticism of the special master appointment and are ready to see Trump finally be held accountable for his actions. Read some of their comments below: