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U.S. Justice Department says it could support Trump-backed candidate as special master

An American flag waves beyond your U.S. Department of Justice Building in Washington, U.S., December 15, 2020. REUTERS/Al Drago/File Photo

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Sept 12 (Reuters) – The U.S. Justice Department on Monday said it could support Raymond Dearie, an applicant backed by former President Donald Trump, for the role of independent arbiter, referred to as a particular master, to look at the contents of classified documents seized by the FBI from Trump’s Florida estate last month.

It backed either of its two candidates or Dearie, it said in a court filing, but rejected another Trump pick, Paul Huck.

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Reporting by Caitlin Webber; writing by Costas Pitas

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