The US Justice Department on Friday appealed a court ruling that temporarily blocked it from reviewing classified materials seized at former President Donald Trump’s residence at Palm Beach, Florida.
Trump’s Mar-a-Lago residence was searched by the FBI on August 8.
What did the Justice Department request?
The Justice Department said the circuit court should halt part of the lower court decision that prevents prosecutors from relying on the classified documents in their criminal investigation.
The department argued in its filing that the temporary halting of the reviews was impeding “the government’s efforts to protect the nation’s security.”
“The government and the public would suffer irreparable harm absent a stay,” it said.
The Justice Department also asked that senior US judge…