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President Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago estate, pictured in Palm Beach, Fla., in 2018. Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP hide caption

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Trump and the Justice Department have submitted picks for a special master. Now what?

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In documents filed in court Friday, lawyers for former President Donald Trump and the Department of Justice listed their preferred candidates for the role of special master. Steve Helber/AP hide caption

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Justice Dept. and Trump lawyers dispute how the Mar-a-Lago special master should work

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What a special master does, as told by a special master

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