Judge Aileen Cannon will delay Jack Smith’s classified documents trial against President Trump.
Details of the order to follow.
BREAKING: As expected, Judge Cannon will delay the trial schedule in Jack Smith’s classified documents case against Trump. Details to follow pic.twitter.com/NLuZjF7ckG
— Julie Kelly (@julie_kelly2) November 3, 2023
Trump’s lawyers on Wednesday afternoon attended a hearing in Fort Pierce, Florida on whether Judge Cannon will agree to postpone the classified documents trial currently scheduled for May 2024.
On Tuesday, Trump and his attorneys visited a SCIF (Sensitive Compartmented Information Facility) to view classified material related to Jack Smith’s case ahead of Wednesday’s hearing, according to a leak to ABC News.
There are more than 1.3 million documents and years worth of Mar-a-Lago footage to review. Furthermore, Jack Smith hit Trump with 3 additional charges in a superseding indictment in the classified documents case in July several weeks after the first indictment.
Trump’s lawyers rightfully asked Cannon to postpone the classified documents trial. Jack Smith is breaking DOJ rules, purposely overwhelming Trump’s attorneys and forcing them to split time between DC and Florida.
Blanche and Kise said Jack Smith’s Florida classified docs trial set for May 20 and his separate March 4 DC trial regarding Trump’s so-called effort to stop the transfer of power set for March 4 require “Trump and his lawyers to be in two places at once.”
“The March 4, 2023 trial date in the District of Columbia, and the underlying schedule in that case, currently require President Trump and his lawyers to be in two places at once,” Trump’s lawyers wrote, according to CBS News. “And, months after the Office’s representation to the Court, discovery is not complete in this case—including with respect to the classified documents at issue in more than 25% of the [Espionage Act] counts in the Superseding Indictment.”
Judge Cannon admonished one of Jack Smith’s prosecutors, according to Julie Kelly who attended Wednesday’s hearing.
She asked DOJ prosecutor Jay Bratt for an example of DOJ bringing two criminal cases against same defendant in a “compressed” schedule while demanding trial dates 2.5 months apart.
Bratt had no answer!
Judge Cannon appeared skeptical about special counsel’s assurances the March 4 trial date for DC case won’t run into May 20 trial date for classified documents case.
She admonished DOJ’s Jay Bratt for his “level of understanding to these realities.”
She also asked for an…
— Julie Kelly (@julie_kelly2) November 1, 2023
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