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Judge Sets Hearing That Could Ruin Jack Smith’s Case

This week was quite the rollercoaster.

With all the focus on the Presidential debates, U.S. District Judge Aileen Cannon was focused on the classified documents case.

She then went ahead and called for another hearing.

While she rejected one of Trump’s defense motions, there’s others areas she want to focus on.

The first issue involves notes belonging to lawyer Evan Corcoran.

Word on the street is that those notes could prove damning for Trump’s team.

I highly doubt that.

And so the case is still hanging in the balance, without a trial date in sight.

MSNBC reports:

The Trump appointee denied one defense motion but said she needs more information about others in the case, which still doesn’t have a trial date.

U.S. District Judge Aileen Cannon did something normal Thursday when she denied one of former President Donald Trump’s motions that never stood much of a chance of success. But she also continued her practice of ordering hearings that will at least further put off a trial in the classified documents case, which still has no trial date but plenty of other unresolved issues.

The motion Cannon denied Thursday was for a so-called Franks hearing, which contests the truthfulness of a warrant affidavit — in this case, for the search warrant at Mar-a-Lago. There’s a high bar for such motions, and the judge uncontroversially found that Trump failed to make the required “substantial preliminary showing.”

But in that same order, Cannon said she’ll hold (at some yet-undetermined date) an evidentiary hearing on Trump’s suppression challenge regarding the crime-fraud exception to attorney-client privilege and on the “particularity” of the warrant.

The first issue involves notes belonging to former Trump lawyer Evan Corcoran that could prove damning for the defendant at trial. Another court previously found that the crime-fraud exception applied here, but Cannon said that she’s obliged to “make factual findings afresh” on the subject.

Looks like liberals are upset about it

Especially Glenn Kirschner from NBC News:


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