Trump's request for  specific master review of Mar-a-Lago document

Mr. The ruling effectively prevents federal prosecutors from using key evidence as they continue to investigate whether Trump illegally kept national defense documents in his estate.

A federal judge intervened Monday in an investigation into former President Donald J. Trump's handling of sensitive government records.

It ordered the appointment of an independent arbitrator to review items seized last month from Mr. Trump's private club and residence in Florida.

For the Southern District of Florida Federal District  court Judge Eileen M. Cannon

Mr. Temporarily barred the Justice Department from using seized items for any "investigative purpose" connected to the investigation into Trump.

the ongoing investigation into whether the former president illegally placed national  

defense documents in his estate has prevented federal prosecutors from using them, at least for now.