Trump Arrives for Ohio Rally Fresh Off Legal Win

Former President Donald Trump is set to take the stage on Saturday at a rally in Youngstown, Ohio, following his recent legal win after a district judge denied a request from the Department of Justice (DOJ) to access the classified documents seized from his Mar-a-Lago home.

Trump will be campaigning for a number of his endorsed candidates, including Ohio GOP Senate candidate J.D. Vance. The rally will be livestreamed on the Right Side Broadcasting Network's (RSBN) YouTube channel.

The former president is set to deliver remarks at the "Save America" rally at 7 p.m. at the Covelli Centre after speeches are made by guest speakers Ohio congressmen Jim Jordan and Bill Johnson, and Republican congressional candidates Max Miller, Madison Gesiotto Gilbert and J.R. Majewski.

The rally is a continuation of the "unprecedented effort to advance the MAGA agenda by energizing voters and highlighting America First candidates and causes," according to a statement by Trump's "Save America" Super PAC.

Trump Arrives for Ohio Rally
Above, former President Donald Trump speaks to supporters at a rally on September 3 in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania. Trump is set to take the stage on Saturday at a rally in Youngstown, Ohio, following his recent legal win after a district judge denied a request from the Department of Justice (DOJ) to access the classified documents seized from his Mar-a-Lago home. Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images

Trump's Fresh Legal Win

The rally comes after federal district Judge Aileen Cannon on Thursday denied a motion by the DOJ to access the classified documents that the FBI retrieved from Trump's Mar-a-Lago residence last month, The Hill reported.

Cannon, a Trump-appointed judge, also assigned former New York federal chief judge Raymond Dearie to serve as the special master, who will review the documents seized and complete the review by November 30.

In an order earlier this month, Cannon temporarily blocked "the government from reviewing and using the seized materials for investigative purposes pending completion of the special master's review or further Court order," Axios reported.

Though the DOJ said that it needs to access the documents for purposes related to investigating the handling of the documents, the judge said in the ruling that "the Court does not find it appropriate to accept the Government's conclusions on these important and disputed issues without further review by a neutral third party in an expedited and orderly fashion."

Meanwhile, the DOJ on Friday asked the appeals court to allow the FBI to regain access to around 100 documents with sensitive information and not submit it to the special master, who is tasked to review 11,000 other documents retrieved from the ex-president's house, according to The New York Times.

Trump has been under heavy criticism recently after the FBI raid, which saw federal agents take back classified White House documents. Trump has said that he declassified the documents before leaving office last January. The documents reportedly include sensitive information related to nuclear weapons and "highly classified programs."

The FBI search came after the approval of Attorney General Merrick Garland and following a tip received by law enforcement from an informant who knew the type of documents Trump kept and where he kept them.

Vance's Chances of Winning Senate Seat

Vance is leading his opponent Democratic Representative Tim Ryan by only 2.7 average percentage points, according to the latest poll by the RealClearPolitics.

An Emerson College/The Hill survey published Friday showed that Vance has a 4 point lead over Ryan (44 percent to 40 percent) in the Senate race. Vance's lead is 1 point more compared to the previous survey in August.

"Independent voters favor JD Vance by a two-point margin, 51 percent of which name the economy as their most important issue," Spencer Kimball, executive director of Emerson College Polling, said in a statement. "Additionally, a stark gender divide exists on the Senate ballot, reflective of other Senate polling this cycle. Men break for Vance by 19 points, whereas women break for Ryan by eight points."

However, Ryan has a lead over Vance in fundraising as the Democrat's campaign announced that it raised $9.1 million during the second quarter, compared to $2.3 million, during the same period that was reported by Vance's campaign, Forbes reported earlier this month.

Newsweek reached out to Trump's media office for comment.