June 12, 2024

Cannon strikes paragraph from Mar-a-Lago indictment but doesn't drop case

Judge Aileen Cannon may not have dismissed the entire classified documents case against Trump like Donald wanted her to, but that doesn't mean that this was a completely unproductive appeal from America's former president.

According to, "Aileen Cannon struck from the Mar-a-Lago indictment a paragraph referencing former President Trump’s use of one of the classified documents found at his Florida home, slightly narrowing the case against him while otherwise denying his efforts to toss the case."

The paragraph in question was filled with allegations that "Trump showed a classified map to a staffer of his PAC, acknowledging that 'he should not be showing the map' and telling the employee not to get too close."

Even though Trump didn't get the whole case dismissed, we're pretty sure this will help him a lot anyway.

If that passage about Trump waving around documents he knew should have been kept secret turned out to be true and was kept included, it could have proven to the jury that Trump really didn't care about the security of the documents as much as he cared about feeling important. It might be easy for the jurors to jump to the conclusion that Trump thinks he's above the law if they were told to treat the story about Trump waving the secret map around as fact.

Cannon agreed with Trump's legal team that the moment about the secret map being included was "not appropriate."

Jack Smith got quite a talking to from Cannon about including the passage, as he obviously knew it wasn't relevant and was just trying to assassinate Trump's character.

Aileen Cannon chastised Jack Smith's team, calling much of the language from the indictment "legally unnecessary."

"The Court also notes the risks that can flow from a prosecutor’s decision to include in a charging document an extensive narrative account of his or her view of the facts, especially in cases of significant public interest," Cannon continued.

We really hope that Trump is able to get a fair trial in Florida, because he definitely did NOT in New York.

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