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Former President Donald Trump is sueing the government and asking that a special master to determine what materials from the Mar-a-Lago raid can be used against him in the investigation.
Trump filed the lawsuit in the US District Court in the Southern District of Florida on Monday afternoon, claiming that his Fourth Amendment rights were violated by the raid and the subsequent seizure of certain documents, including two of his passports. The Fourth Amendment prohibits unreasonable searches and seizures.
The lawsuit comes as a Florida magistrate prepares to decide whether to unseal the affidavit that led to the raid on Trump’s Mar-a-Lago residence.
“Politics cannot be allowed to impact the administration of justice. President Donald Trump is the clear frontrunner in the 2024 Republican Presidential Primary and in the 2024 General Election, should he decide to run”, the lawsuit reads, according to the Daily Mail.
It states that the raid was “shockingly aggressive” and shows that “no understanding of the distress that it would cause most Americans.”
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