A Former DOJ Official claims nobody wants to work the Trump Special Master Request Case
"No one wants this assignment," according to Barbara McQuade...
Barbara McQuade, the former United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Michigan, has claimed that serving as the special master in Donald Trump’s legal battle concerning the classified documents seized from his Mar-a-Lago estate is something nobody is willing to handle.
"No one wants this assignment. The slog of sifting through legal files to separate what's privileged from what's not is the worst thing in the world. It's time-consuming. It's thankless. You're damned if you do, damned if you don't," McQuade said, regardless of the client. She added that the only real upside is "I suppose you get paid."
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Multiple people have also indicated that they have no clue how well Donald Trump will treat the individual tasked with it. If they were to agree with the FBI and claim Trump mishandled the documents, their career can soon be over. Everyone involved in the FBI’s raid of his Mar-a-Lago home continues to receive the rage of Donald Trump. Loyal GOP members have even begun an outcry to defund the FBI as well as threatening direct attacks.
Recently, Donald Trump submitted a petition to have a special master review his files. The DOJ has since then indicated that they have already completed the screening process of the documents. If Aileen Cannon, the United States District Court Judge that allowed the request from Trump, continues with the process, the next step would be to “appoint somebody who is truly neutral,” according to Barbara McQuade. She and others have indicated that Judge Bruce Reinhard would be the “best choice” considering that he has already been in the loop of the case.
"Imagine the worst case scenario: Rudy Giuliani is appointed to do it … and he just says, 'I've looked at it and it's all privileged. They shouldn't get any of it.' That could be a problem."
Barbara McQuade said as she warned Cannon can add fireworks if she were to go the partisan route and assign a close Trump ally into the mix.
The likely scenario could be that Judge Cannon asks both sides to offer up three candidates they’d wish to carry out the job and then narrow down from there.