Judge names Raymond Dearie special master at Donald Trump's request to review documents seized at Mar-a-Lago

Afederal judge late Thursday appointed Raymond Dearie, a former chief federal judge in Brooklyn who also served on the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court,

to be the special master reviewing the documents seized at former President Donald Trump’s Florida estate.

But U.S. District Judge Aileen Cannon refused to lift her temporary prohibition on the Justice Department reviewing the documents for its criminal investigation.

The department has appealed that part of her ruling.

Cannon appointed Dearie at Trump’s request for an independent review of thousands of documents seized at Mar-a-Lago, including dozens marked "secret" or "top secret."

Cannon ordered Trump to pay 100% of the costs for the review.

She also granted access to all of the documents, including the classified records, under controlled access conditions.