Trump probe: Court halts Mar-a-Lago special master review

  • FILE - Former President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago club is seen in the aerial view in Palm Beach, Fla., Aug. 31, 2022. A federal appeals court has halted an independent review of documents seized from the estate, removing a hurdle the Justice Department said had delayed its criminal investigation into the retention of top secret government information. (AP Photo/Steve Helber, File)

WASHINGTON — A unanimous federal appeals court on Thursday ended an independent review of documents seized from former President Donald Trump’s Florida estate, removing a hurdle the Justice Department said had delayed its criminal investigation into the retention of top-secret government information.