Judge Cannon Scolds Prosecutor in Jack Smith’s Classified Docs Case Against President Trump, Says Proposed Trial Date is “Unrealistic”

by J Pelkey
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Special Counsel Jack Smith was dealt a huge blow as Judge Aileen Cannon rejected his proposed trial date for the classified documents case against President Trump.

Initially set for May 20, the trial date was put forward by Jack Smith to be rescheduled to July 8, just one week before the RNC convention, a blatant attempt to interfere with the election.

President Trump, however, proposed August 12 as an alternative date.

This morning, a hearing was held in Florida to discuss the possibility of adjusting the trial date.

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President Trump was greeted by hundreds of patriots, who lined the streets outside the courtroom to show their support.


In the hearing, Judge Cannon listened to arguments from both parties and ultimately deemed Jack Smith’s proposal as “unrealistic.”

Additionally, she rebuked Smith’s prosecutor for attempting to shift blame onto Trump’s attorney for handling both the classified documents and Bragg case.

The Guardian reported:

The federal judge overseeing Donald Trump’s criminal case over his retention of classified documents appeared inclined to reject a proposal by special counsel prosecutors that she set a schedule culminating in a July trial, saying at a court hearing Friday she found the timeline unworkable.

The US district judge Aileen Cannon did not set a new trial date from the bench – it is currently set for May but almost certain to be scrapped given repeated delays – and it was unclear whether she would adopt competing schedules proposed by Trump and prosecutors, or set her own.

But Cannon expressed particular reservation with the proposed timetable submitted by prosecutors, saying part of their schedule was “unrealistic”, and putting in doubt the probability she would move forward with proceedings that would mean Trump going to trial in July.

The skepticism from Cannon came as prosecutors and lawyers for Trump sparred over forthcoming deadlines, which could have profound implications for the scope and viability of not just the documents case but also for the federal 2020 election interference case in Washington.

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