Judge Cannon is confirmed to be delaying the trial against President Trump for allegedly mishandling classified documents at his Mar-a-Lago property.
This delay, once again, puts Jack Smith’s prosecution in a wrong position.
This comes just as Judge Cannon denied Jack Smith’s request to bar President Trump’s team from viewing classified evidence that will be used against him.
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It has been speculated for a while now that Judge Cannon would be delaying the trial, giving more time to Trump's legal team to read through the mountains of classified evidence that Jack Smith intends to bring to court.
CNN covers more about that here:
During a hearing Wednesday in south Florida, US District Judge Aileen Cannon raised concerns that the defense team wouldn’t be able to complete trial preparations between now and the spring as they handle other cases for Trump and a stacked trial schedule.
“I’m having a hard time seeing how this work can be accomplished realistically in this period of time,” Cannon said.
Cannon told Justice Department prosecutor Jay Bratt, who asked to keep the trial schedule as is: “I’m not seeing in your position a level of understanding to these realities.”
Cannon did not issue a ruling in court on Wednesday.
In addition to questioning the defense team’s access to evidence in the case, Cannon repeatedly questioned if the current trial schedule would unfairly bump up against the federal election interference trial of Trump, which is set for March in Washington, DC.
Judge Cannon has done an excellent job of remaining fair in this trial.
Something that the other judges attempting to prosecute President Trump have NOT done.
Julie Kelly breaks more on the story here:
BREAKING: As expected, Judge Cannon will delay the trial schedule in Jack Smith's classified documents case against Trump. Details to follow pic.twitter.com/NLuZjF7ckG
— Julie Kelly 🇺🇸 (@julie_kelly2) November 3, 2023
This comes just a few days after Julie Kelly broke the initial report that Judge Cannon was considering pushing back the court date:
Judge Cannon appeared skeptical about special counsel’s assurances the March 4 trial date for DC case won’t run into May 20 trial date for classified documents case.
She admonished DOJ’s Jay Bratt for his “level of understanding to these realities.”
She also asked for an…
— Julie Kelly 🇺🇸 (@julie_kelly2) November 1, 2023
Judge Cannon is 100% correct in her decision here.
To assume that President Trump and his team would have enough time to read through all of the evidence while also dealing with multiple other legal battles is absurd.
Biden's DOJ and Jack Smith will not get away with this easily.
Now, Jack Smith is attempting to warn Judge Cannon not to be 'manipulated' by President Trump.
MSNBC covers more of that here:
While we await word from Florida on how much U.S. District Judge Aileen Cannon might further delay Donald Trump’s federal trial there, special counsel Jack Smith is warning her not to be “manipulated” by the former president, who appointed her to the bench.
What manipulation is Smith worried about?
On Wednesday, Cannon held a hearing at which she reportedly suggested she might push back the classified documents trial she previously set for May, with Trump’s counsel complaining that the scheduled March trial in the former president’s federal case in Washington poses a conflict.
Yet, Smith’s team pointed out to Cannon in a Thursday filing that, after the Wednesday hearing in Florida, Trump’s lawyers asked U.S. District Judge Tanya Chutkan to pause his case in D.C., pending resolution of his claim of presidential immunity there. (He has pleaded not guilty to the two federal indictments, as well as his two state indictments.)
Jack Smith is a rat that will try anything to silence President Trump.
I do not doubt that Biden had something to do with these indictments.
Democrats are terrified of the prospect that President Trump is destroying him in the polls right now.
It will only worsen once he has more time to speak to people on his campaign trail.