Both special masters and special counsels have been used in cases involving the former president. The two roles are different, with special counsels offering a degree of insulation and neutrality when cases carry the potential for a political conflict of interest.
- The removal of the Florida special master emphasises that a former president should not receive special treatment.
- An outside company hired by Trump’s legal team is conducting a sweep of all Trump properties for any further government documents.
- Special masters typically provide expertise while special counsels offer political neutrality, but both are often accused of bias.