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Justice Department asks appeals court to revive its criminal probe into classified Mar-a-Lago docs
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Justice Department asks appeals court to revive its criminal probe into classified Mar-a-Lago docs

In its request with the 11th US Circuit Court of Appeals, the Justice Department said the lower court's move to block criminal investigations from reviewing the seized documents marked as classified would cause irreparable harm, writing that the "criminal investigation is itself essential to the government's effort to identify and mitigate potential national-security risks.""The court's order hamstrings that investigation and places the FBI and Department of Justice (DOJ) under a Damoclean threat of contempt should the court later disagree with how investigators disaggregated their previously integrated criminal-investigative and national-security activities," the Justice Department wrote.The Justice Department is also asking the appeals court to exclude the documents marked as classified ...