Donald Trump is fuming as the Department of Justice (DOJ) seeks to block an independent arbiter from overseeing documents seized from his residence, deriding the government's move as a massive waste of time and money.
The former president on Thursday lashed out in a post to his Truth Social network after the DOJ signaled it would appeal a judge's approval of a special master that has said it will slow its investigation of Trump's alleged hoarding of classified documents.
The appeal is the latest in the legal wrangling following the FBI's court-approved search of Trump's Mar-a-Lago residence in August.
In a follow-up post, Trump rehashed his long-running grievances with federal law enforcement agencies, accusing them of leaking information, lying and planting "fake evidence.".
The DOJ on Thursday filed a notice that it would appeal U.S. District Court Judge Aileen Cannon's decision earlier this week approving a request from Trump's lawyers to appoint a special master.
Trump's lawyers argued the special master was needed to sort out personal materials or documents covered by attorney-client or executive privilege that were mixed in with other documents seized from his Florida home.
The DOJ has opposed appointing a special master, arguing that a "filter team" had already weeded out privileged documents and that legal precedent didn't support the appointment. »