February 23, 2024

Trump-appointed Judge Could Get Removed from Trump Classified Documents Case

Judge Aileen Cannon was appointed to the bench by Donald Trump.

Virtually every decision she had made in the classified documents case brought against Trump by Special Counsel Jack Smith has been scrutinized.

With many legal pundits now saying these decisions are showing bias toward Trump, there are more and more calls to have her removed from the case.

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Cannon has seen quite a few of her decisions thus far in the case overturned on appeal.

Since Trump appointed her on his way out the door, pundits are now saying she was not worthy of the robe and at the very least, needs to be removed from the case.

The most controversial of all her rulings was the most recent request to have witness names kept under seal to protect them from attacks by Donald Trump and his surrogates.

The argument was made that in other cases, Trump had called attention to witnesses and court members on Truth Social, which led to an endless stream of personal attacks against them.

Cannon ruled that the names not be sealed, which went over like a ton of bricks as soon as she made it.

Smith is reportedly planning several appeals now on decisions made by Cannon, and he may soon be asking for a recusal or trying to have her replaced.

If Cannon rejects Smith’s latest motion for her to reconsider the witness ruling, some legal experts believe that would be grounds for Smith to have the case reassigned.

I have to admit, based on previous rulings regarding gag orders that had been placed on Trump, I was shocked that Cannon did not keep the witness list sealed.

She is Trump’s only shot at having a somewhat fair trial in the lower courts, and if Trump loses Cannon on the bench for this trial, he is assured of losing yet another case.

This was going to be a tough case to win regardless, but if Cannon is removed and a liberal judge takes her place, it is all but guaranteed that Trump will lose this case.

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