This is a short diary:
It is a tried and true legal strategy that Trump has used for decades: stalling proceedings in order to run out the clock. This has been deployed successful many times and Trump tried to do it again by asking for a “special master” to review the docs which would delay the criminal investigation for who knows how long.
At the end of last week, a Trump appointed judge said she would consider doing this against all logic (this is after Trump’s lawyers embarrassed themselves with their first filling that was incoherent). However it’s been over 20 days since the FBI seized the docs and they had a filter team reviewing and separating docs for privileged info, and now they have completed their review. Making the motion to halt the doc review moot.
I originally read on WaPo: This link has the basic info and avoids the paywall:
CBS 47 Jacksonville
Here is the WaPo one if you can read it
This is not to say the judge won’t still ask for the special master later this week (though what’s the point), but the FBI now has accounted for everything that was retrieved and can likely use what they know to further the investigation.