March 3, 2024
Department of Justice "taint" or "filter" team has been pouring over the documents taken from Mar-a-Lago by FBI agents during a raid on former President Donald Trump’s residence.

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A Department of Justice “taint” or “filter” team has been pouring over the documents taken from Mar-a-Lago by FBI agents during a raid on former President Donald Trump’s Florida residence, according to a senior law enforcement official familiar with the process. 

It is a standard process for the DOJ to use a “taint” or “filter” team to go through documents in a situation like this, in part to identify documents that may be protected by the attorney-client privilege.

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The FBI has been criticized for raiding former President Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago home 

The FBI has been criticized for raiding former President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago home  (Fox News)

Fox News has learned that process began soon after the search warrant was executed on Aug. 8.

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This could complicate the Trump legal team’s efforts to appoint a “Special Master” to examine nearly 20 boxes of documents taken from Mar-a-Lago, as many of them have likely already been filtered through and inspected by DOJ officials since the raid took place over two weeks ago.