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It Sure Looks Like Judge Cannon Is About to Give Trump a Massive Win

  

Category:  News & Politics

Via:  vic-eldred  •  one month ago  •  12 comments

By:   Yahoo News

It Sure Looks Like Judge Cannon Is About to Give Trump a Massive Win
Judge Aileen Cannon, a Trump appointee, is on the brink of helping him again in his classified documents case.

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The judge presiding over Donald Trump's classified documents trial appeared poised Friday to hand the former president another big victory in his strategy of delaying his legal battles as long as possible.

Trump's trial for mishandling classified documents was initially set to begin on May 20, but Judge Aileen Cannon was expected to move the date back during a Friday hearing. Special counsel Jack Smith had urged Cannon to only postpone the trial until July, while Trump's lawyers suggested an August start date.

Cannon, a Trump appointee, did not set a new date during the hearing, but she did express skepticism over Smith's proposed date. "A lot of work needs to be done in the pretrial phase of this case," she said. "To try to do 13 motions in a day or even two days seems unrealistic."

If Cannon agrees to Trump's proposed trial dates, she will have given the former president a massive win. Trump's team had originally asked for the trial to start after the election, and then suggested the August 12 start date. The reason, most likely, is so that he could use an August classified documents trial to avoid facing justice in the biggest case against him: the federal election interference trial.

Trump's whole strategy in his myriad legal struggles has been to delay them as long as possible. If he is reelected in November, then he could instruct the Department of Justice to drop the two federal cases against him, or even try to pardon himself and avoid ever facing accountability for his actions.

The Supreme Court already handed Trump another massive favor on Wednesday by agreeing to hear arguments about whether he has "presidential" immunity from prosecution. This could delay Trump's trial over interfering in the 2020 election for months.

This is far from the first time Cannon has tipped proceedings toward Trump. She received nationwide scrutiny at the start of the investigation after she appeared favorably inclined to the former president. Trump filed a motion requesting a "special master" to review all of the material the FBI found at Mar-a-Lago before the investigation could proceed, and Cannon agreed—a victory for Team Trump.

The Justice Department appealed the decision, and the Eleventh Circuit Court ultimately ruled that neither Cannon nor Trump had had any legal right for their actions. The appeals court threw Cannon's decision out entirely.


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Vic Eldred
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1  seeder  Vic Eldred    one month ago

The best laid plans of dirty democrats sometimes go up in flames.

 
 
 
Ozzwald
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1.1  Ozzwald  replied to  Vic Eldred @1    one month ago

The best laid plans of dirty democrats sometimes go up in flames.

So you feel that the democrats best laid plans are following the laws of the land, and you applaud someone who evades those laws?

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
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1.1.1  seeder  Vic Eldred  replied to  Ozzwald @1.1    one month ago
So you feel that the democrats best laid plans are following the laws of the land

No, I don't.

 
 
 
Ozzwald
Professor Quiet
1.1.2  Ozzwald  replied to  Vic Eldred @1.1.1    one month ago

No, I don't.

Then I suggest you re-evaluate your comment, because that's what you suggested.

 
 
 
Ed-NavDoc
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1.2  Ed-NavDoc  replied to  Vic Eldred @1    one month ago

Well this surely has to be putting some hard core lefty liberal's undies in a bunch!

 
 
 
JohnRussell
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2  JohnRussell    one month ago

The seeded article clearly states that trump is using stalling tactics.  Innocent people don't need to stall

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
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2.1  seeder  Vic Eldred  replied to  JohnRussell @2    one month ago

All Americans are entitled to a legal defense. These malicious prosecutors are in a big rush to hang a prosecution on Trump before the election.

The reason: Because polling shows that a good chunk of his supporters won't vote for him if he is convicted.

 
 
 
Ozzwald
Professor Quiet
2.1.1  Ozzwald  replied to  Vic Eldred @2.1    one month ago
These malicious prosecutors are in a big rush to hang a prosecution on Trump before the election.

The prosecutions were started years ago, the only reason they are coming around now is due to Trump's delay tactics.

 
 
 
Texan1211
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2.1.2  Texan1211  replied to  Ozzwald @2.1.1    one month ago
The prosecutions were started years ago, the only reason they

proof please.

 
 
 
Texan1211
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2.1.3  Texan1211  replied to  Ozzwald @2.1.1    one month ago

In what year did these prosecutions start?

 
 
 
Jeremy Retired in NC
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2.2  Jeremy Retired in NC  replied to  JohnRussell @2    one month ago
The seeded article clearly states that trump is using stalling tactics.

So explain Smith's request to delay.  What's he trying to hide?

 
 
 
bccrane
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2.3  bccrane  replied to  JohnRussell @2    one month ago
Innocent people don't need to stall

If criminally charged, they're the very people who would stall as much as possible.  Being innocent means the charges against you are false and you need as much time as possible to research and depose all the evidence and people involved.  So innocent or guilty, it is the defendants right to discovery and the time needed to do such to mount the best defense possible. 

 
 

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