Justice Department and Trump legal team put forward nominees for special-master appointment

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The Justice Department and legal representatives of former president Donald Trump have, as ordered on Monday by U.S. District Judge Aileen Cannon, put forward the names of candidates to be appointed special master to conduct a review of the documents and materials recovered on Aug. 8 by the FBI during a court-approved search of Trump’s Mar-a-Lago club in Palm Beach, Fla. The two parties did not appear to agree on any of the prospective names. The Trump team named Paul Huck Jr., a lawyer in private practice who is a former Jones Day partner and former general counsel to the governor of Florida, and Raymond J. Dearie, a retired federal judge in the Eastern District of New York. The Justice Department, which is appealing the Cannon order that a special master be appointed, put forward the names of Barbara S. Jones, a retired judge in the Southern District of New York with experience as a special master in two past cases, and Thomas P. Griffith, a retired Circuit Court judge in Washington, D.C., and Harvard lecturer.

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