Democrats Want To Remove Fair Judge From Trump’s Case

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( – Former White House lawyer Ty Cobb forecasted on a CNN program that the 11th Circuit Court might be positioned to disqualify Judge Aileen Cannon from overseeing the case regarding Donald Trump’s alleged mishandling of confidential documents in Florida. Cobb highlighted the urgency in special counsel Jack Smith’s recent legal submission, implying that Smith may appeal to the 11th Circuit should Cannon delay her ruling.

Cobb speculated that the appellate court would probably remove Cannon from the case. He critiqued her for asking for jury instructions favoring Trump’s interpretation of the Presidential Records Act (PRA), despite not addressing Trump’s initial plea to dismiss the case on similar grounds.

Smith, in a forceful legal brief, criticized Cannon’s legal rationale, particularly her treatment of the classified documents at Trump’s residence as personal property, and demanded a swift decision from her.

Cobb also mentioned the 11th Circuit’s previous criticism of Cannon’s slow handling of the case, noting the unusual delay and lack of a trial date. He dismissed the notion that Cannon’s questionable decisions could merely be attributed to inexperience or incompetence, suggesting instead a discernible bias in her conduct.

Cobb argued that the judge’s actions have been so evidently partial and incompetent that they should warrant her removal from the case. He highlighted the serious nature of the charges against Trump, including breaches of the Espionage Act, which forbids the unauthorized retention of information critical to national defense, and obstruction of justice for hiding documents from the authorities.

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