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WASHINGTON, Sep 5 (Reuters) - A federal judge on Monday agreed to appoint a special master to review records seized by the FBI during a search of former President Donald Trump's Florida property

In her decision, U.S. District Judge Eileen Cannon in West Palm Beach, Florida, granted Trump's request for a special master

an independent third party, who is sometimes assigned to review materials in sensitive cases. That may be covered by the attorney-client privilege.

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The decision to allow a special master to review documents that may be covered by executive privilege

A legal principle that could shield certain White House records from disclosure, is unknown legal territory.

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Cannon also ordered the Justice Department to stop reviewing records as part of its criminal investigation

Cannon, however, said US intelligence officials could continue their review to see if the records could cause any harm to national security if uncovered.

Trump is under investigation for the removal of government records, some of which were marked as highly classified, from the White House

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his departure in January 2021, and to keep them at his Mar-a-Lago estate in Palm Beach. was stored at home.