Another case where even Trump-nominated judges appear to have certain limits on how lawless they’re willing to be when nothing other than Donald Trump’s personal interests are at stake:
But that argument didn’t seem to win over the judges, who repeatedly said Trump’s team has not proven that he needs these items returned to him or that the search was an overreach. Chief Judge William H. Pryor Jr. voiced concern about the precedent the case could create by allowing the target of a search warrant to go into court and request a special master that could interfere with an executive branch investigation before an indictment is ever issued.
A judge directly asked Trusty if anyone who is the subject of a federal search should be allowed to request a special master. Trusty responded that this search is unique, saying Trump is a “political rival” of the sitting president.
Pryor also seemed to criticize Trump’s team for asking for a special master without proving that the search was illegal.
“If you can’t establish that it was unlawful,” he said, “then what are we doing here?”
Sure looks like Trump’s arguments are about to be shot out of a Cannon. HEY-YO!