I have stated several times that the toughest case that Trump will have against him is the classified documents case.
However, this also happens to be the case where he stands a very good chance of winning simply because of the venue and the jury pool.
Now there is another reason he may win this case… it appears that Special Counsel Jack Smith is bending the rules pretty hard in order to secure his indictment against Trump.
Judge Comes Out Swinging
Judge Aileen Cannon, who was appointed by Donald Trump, is calling out Smith on his shenanigans.
Even though the case is being tried in Florida, Smith has been using an out-of-state grand jury to investigate the case, reports ABC News.
When the Department of Justice filed to have the filings sealed, Cannon denied the request, then called out Smith for his shady tactics.
Cannon wrote, "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.
"Among other topics as raised in the Motion, the response shall address the legal propriety of using an out-of-district grand jury proceeding to continue to investigate and/or to seek post-indictment hearings on matters pertinent to the instant indicted matter in this district," reported Fox News.
Cannon has been more than fair thus far in the case, but she proved she is not stacking the deck in favor of Trump when she set the trial date for May 20, 2024.
There was a lot of speculation that she would try to bump the case that Alvin Bragg has against Trump, which was set for March, or that she would delay the trial until after the election.
She has done neither, giving ample time for Bragg to conduct his trial before this one begins.
By my count, there are only currently five primaries to be scheduled after this case starts, so Trump will have a hard time saying that the case will interfere with his election schedule, and Bragg has made it clear he could care less about the primary.