DOJ’s 60 Day Rule Enters Trump Probe Lexicon

So-called 60-day rule is internal DOJ policy discouraging public investigative steps that could influence an election 60 days before Election Day.

  • Justice Department has an open criminal investigation into alleged efforts to overturn the 2020 election results that appears to include questions about former President Trump’s actions.
  • Trump’s allies have argued the department’s Trump documents investigation violated the rule, despite Trump not being a candidate.
  • A federal judge on Monday agreed to Trump’s request for a special master, a neutral third party, to oversee the federal government’s review of documents seized by the FBI in its raid of Trump’s Florida home. But the potential impact of the decision on the rule, particularly regarding the expectedly slower timeline, is unclear.
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