A federal judge in Florida has questioned the use of an out-of-state grand jury in the investigation into former President Donald Trump’s business dealings at Mar-a-Lago.

Judge Aileen Cannon said the Justice Department must explain why it used a grand jury in Washington, D.C., to investigate matters that are also being investigated in her district in Florida.

Cannon said she is concerned that the use of an out-of-state grand jury could violate the defendant’s right to a fair trial. She also said it could create the perception of bias in the case.

The Justice Department has not yet responded to Cannon’s order.

The Mar-a-Lago Investigation

The investigation into Trump’s business dealings at Mar-a-Lago is being led by a special counsel, John Durham. Durham is looking into whether Trump and his associates violated any laws in connection with the resort.

The investigation has been ongoing for several years, and it has already resulted in the indictment of several Trump associates.

It is unclear when the investigation will be completed, or whether Trump himself will be charged with any crimes.

The use of an out-of-state grand jury in the Mar-a-Lago investigation is a rare move. It is typically only used in cases where there is a risk of jury bias or where the case is complex and requires the expertise of a grand jury in a different jurisdiction.

Cannon’s order is a significant development in the case, and it could have a major impact on the outcome of the investigation.