WASHINGTON – Donald Trump, who has suggested FBI agents might have "planted" evidence during the search at Mar-a-Lago, doesn't have to detail his complaints in court immediately and the special master will have two weeks longer to review the documents, under a federal judge's order Thursday.
Trump has suggested on social media FBI agents may have "planted" evidence during the search Aug. 8 that recovered 11,000 documents. The special master reviewing the records, U.S. District Judge Raymond Dearie, gave him until Friday for his lawyers to detail his concerns.
But U.S. District Judge Aileen Cannon, who appointed Dearie, ruled Tuesday that Trump doesn't have to explain his challenges yet. She also extended the deadline for Dearie to complete his review to Dec. 16. He had set a goal to finish by Nov. 30.