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Judge Aileen Cannon rips up court schedule in Mar-a-Lago case in ways that benefit Trump

CNN — Judge Aileen Cannon is again ripping up the court schedule in former President Donald Trump’s classified documents case – pushing some of the legal questions that have been before her for months even further down the road.

Cannon is planning on holding a sprawling hearing on Trump’s request to declare Jack Smith’s appointment as special counsel invalid, signaling she could be more willing than any other trial judge to veto the special prosecutor’s authority.

The planned hearing also adds a new, unusual twist in the federal criminal case against the former president: Cannon on Tuesday said that a variety of political partisans and constitutional scholars not otherwise involved with the case can join in the oral arguments later this month.

It’s an extraordinary elevation of arguments in a criminal case – filed a year ago this week – that likely won’t see trial until next year, if at all.

Wednesday, Cannon went further, adding a hearing on a gag order request from prosecutors to limit Trump’s rhetoric about law enforcement and allotting more time to hear arguments on the special counsel issue.

Cannon will hear arguments on those issues the week of June 21, as well as on the effort by Trump to throw out evidence in his case that was gathered by the FBI in its 2022 search of Mar-a-Lago or provided by his former attorney Evan Corcoran to a grand jury.

At the same time, she delayed other hearings without setting a new date.

The calendar shuffling is the latest example of Cannon’s approach so far to the national security case: scheduling hours in court for arguments that other courts have mostly denied, and pushing off resolution of various legal matters for months.

The delays are a significant legal win for Trump, who also scored a major victory in Georgia on Wednesday, where the state court of appeals put the election subversion conspiracy case there on hold indefinitely.

Similar challenges from Trump and other high-level targets of special counsel probes have flopped from coast to coast in recent years: Hunter Biden’s attorney didn’t get anywhere with judges in Los Angeles and Delaware; Paul Manafort’s arguments fell flat when the former Trump campaign chairman challenged special counsel Robert Mueller’s authority; and Andrew Miller, a former associate of Roger Stone, also lost his challenge to Mueller’s authority.

Even with other federal trial-level judges allowing special counsels’ criminal prosecutions, Cannon could rule differently.

Cannon’s signal of willingness to entertain challenges to the special counsel comes in the same week Republicans are bearing down on Attorney General Merrick Garland for his use of special counsels.

The issue, now before Cannon in the Southern District of Florida federal court, is likely to remain in the political debate at least until Cannon holds a hearing on the legal power of the special counsel to prosecute a defendant, on June 21.

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by Anonymousreply 34June 11, 2024 2:45 AM

C’mon Aileen

by Anonymousreply 1June 6, 2024 6:11 PM

I wonder who is giving her instructions?

by Anonymousreply 2June 6, 2024 6:15 PM

Get this CUNT's face off my DL!

by Anonymousreply 3June 6, 2024 6:17 PM

She should be disbarred.

by Anonymousreply 4June 6, 2024 6:25 PM


by Anonymousreply 5June 6, 2024 6:27 PM

At least taken off the case but Garland would never allow it.

by Anonymousreply 6June 6, 2024 6:28 PM

Oh look another Trump thread.

by Anonymousreply 7June 6, 2024 6:48 PM

Oh look, another run-of-the-mill asshole dickhead @R7.

by Anonymousreply 8June 6, 2024 7:32 PM

I wish the fuck if Biden wins, he kicks her off the bench, but he would never do that. Even though he has good reason to, she's just unqualified, Is there any doubt that if it were the other way around that Trump would do it instantly if she was pro Dem like that?

by Anonymousreply 9June 6, 2024 8:03 PM

American voters can bypass these shenanigans on Nov. 5th and get rid of Trump forever.

by Anonymousreply 10June 6, 2024 9:19 PM

Fucking orange-noser.

by Anonymousreply 11June 6, 2024 9:20 PM

AC's panel went IN on her last night. Even a former Trump attorney said she's CLEARLY Trmp ball-licker.

by Anonymousreply 12June 6, 2024 9:30 PM

Isn't there some oversight?

She is brand new in her position and clearly incompetent.

by Anonymousreply 13June 6, 2024 9:32 PM

Her pussy stinks worse than an anchovy in August!

by Anonymousreply 14June 6, 2024 9:32 PM

[quote] I wish the fuck if Biden wins, he kicks her off the bench

He has the power to do that?

by Anonymousreply 15June 6, 2024 10:08 PM

So she's hoping to get a job as Trump's main ball licker if he wins?

by Anonymousreply 16June 6, 2024 10:15 PM

Keep your noses clean when visiting Florida, kids; you could wind up a defendant appearing before an incompetent and/or bigoted judge. Surely, Florida Woman Judge Aileen ain't the only one.

Seriously. Boycott Florida.

by Anonymousreply 17June 6, 2024 10:19 PM

This bitch is gonna get hers. I’m sure the 11th circuit is just chomping at the bit to remove her from the case.

by Anonymousreply 18June 6, 2024 11:03 PM

R18 from what I understand, she's being careful not to make any rulings that would wind up in front of them. She's gonna slow walk it, and once the trial begins (if it begins) she's going to throw it out, and that will not be appealable.

She absolutely has someone smarter than ahe is advising her on what she can get away with.

by Anonymousreply 19June 7, 2024 2:35 PM

Yep, she is defiantly getting guidance on how to fuck up the trial off the record. No way she is that cleaver given that she has been overruled twice already. I wish some smart reporter could dig into it and maybe find a link between her and the Trump swamp that are advising her. If they could prove a link, it would be groundbreaking news.

by Anonymousreply 20June 9, 2024 12:12 AM

Get her off my screen!

by Anonymousreply 21June 9, 2024 12:15 AM

I’d like to push that ugly cunt through a plate glass window

by Anonymousreply 22June 9, 2024 12:24 AM

^grease fire

by Anonymousreply 23June 9, 2024 12:25 AM

Lorena Bobbit’s younger sister. After being disbarred, this slimy fascist cunt needs to be deported back to her shithole country.

by Anonymousreply 24June 9, 2024 2:10 AM

Jack Smith is working on giving her the boot. She's making it easier for him.

by Anonymousreply 25June 9, 2024 2:14 AM

[quote]She absolutely has someone smarter than ahe is advising her on what she can get away with.

Here's hoping it's donald's losing Scheme Team.

by Anonymousreply 26June 9, 2024 7:21 AM

Between visits to Subway, R25?

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by Anonymousreply 27June 9, 2024 7:30 AM

[quote] Lorena Bobbit’s younger sister. After being disbarred, this slimy fascist cunt needs to be deported back to her shithole country.


by Anonymousreply 28June 9, 2024 8:52 AM

Why doesn’t Smith appeal to the 11th Circuit Court?

by Anonymousreply 29June 9, 2024 11:06 AM

Aileen CanNOn.

by Anonymousreply 30June 9, 2024 11:34 AM

r27, Is that supposed to be some kind of put-down to Smith? If so, Epic Fail.

Fear, incompetence and partiality in favor of Trump define Cannon.

If viewed in the best possible, empathetic light on her behalf when it comes to fear, I get it. She has to exist in Maga-Lardo country. Her whole identity is tied up in Republicanism and the cabal of the Federalist Society.

Cannon' family roots are in Cuba, a population down through centuries conditioned to dictators whether those dictatorial powers are exercised by Fulgencio Batista or his usurper Fidel Castro, and we all know Florida Republicans don't vote Democratic. That's "socialism."

She's looking out for herself and family, her VIP table at the next Federalist Society Gala, and that she not be shunned, banished, excommunicated by the "right" Floridians and national Repugs.

Of course, those are all reasons why she should have had the common sense to have found a way, and any flimsy excuse would do, to recuse herself.

But nope. she's rolling the dice that her obvious partiality to Trump will prevail or have to be dealt with by Smith. In fact, a part of her may wish to hell he would seek her recusal.

Her incompetency and partiality require no elaboration. They're obvious as neon. But using her incompetence as weapon has gotten Trump all the results he wants, so how incompetent is she really?

by Anonymousreply 31June 9, 2024 12:18 PM

Orange had a lot of help to grift. He will not be doing any time, but the people who helped him grift, including his offspring, will be ruined.

Orange is usually not directly involved in the grifting, he is lazy and not that smart.

The exception would be when he called around asking for an oddly specific number of votes to overturn the election results in a "swing state".

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by Anonymousreply 33June 9, 2024 1:28 PM

Aileen Loose Cannon is a broken clock

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by Anonymousreply 34June 11, 2024 2:45 AM
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