On Thursday, Judge Aileen Cannon, a Trump-appointee from the Southern District of Florida, struck down two sealed filings made by Special Counsel Jack Smith.
In a post on X (formerly Twitter), Kyle Cheney, a senior legal correspondent for POLITICO, reported, “Judge CANNON comes out swinging at special counsel this morning, striking two of prosecutors’ sealed filings and demanding an explanation of ‘the legal propriety of using an out-of-district grand jury proceeding to continue to investigate’ the docs case.”
Conservative reporter Julie Kelly tweeted: “I told you Judge Cannon is legit. She is not going to tolerate Jack Smith’s bullsh*t. This is gold–she asks defense to raise possible grand jury abuse by DOJ for conducting nearly all of the investigation in DC then switching to FLA at last minute for indictment.”
Kelly added that “Cannon also won’t tolerate DOJs nonstop requests for secrecy. She already denied a govt motion asking to keep names of 80+ witnesses under seal.”
The liberal media has claimed that Cannon revealed that an “out-of-district grand jury” is still investigating the classified documents case. However, Kelly points out that it was Jack Smith who disclosed this in a motion submitted just last week.
Judge Cannon’s verdict observed that “The Special Counsel states in conclusory terms that the supplement should be sealed from public view ‘to comport with grand jury secrecy,’ but the motion for leave and the supplement plainly fail to satisfy the burden of establishing a sufficient legal or factual basis to warrant sealing the motion and supplement.” She then denied the motion by the prosecution.
“Among various subjects outlined in the Motion, the reply must cover the appropriateness in legal terms of utilizing a grand jury process from a different district to persist in the examination and/or pursue hearings after indictment on matters relevant to the current case in this jurisdiction,” she wrote, while specifying that the prosecution must address these and other items before August 22nd.
Liberals threw a massive tantrum following her ruling, screaming for her dismissal:
Breaking Digest reported that Judge Cannon previously rejected Jack Smith’s motion to maintain confidentiality for a list of potential witnesses in the classified documents case.