Ty Cobb Criticizes Cannon for Delaying Trump Trial Indefinitely

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(TheRedWire.com) – On Tuesday, former Trump White House attorney Ty Cobb took aim at Judge Aileen Cannon for indefinitely postponing former President Donald Trump’s classified documents case.

On Tuesday, while speaking to CNN’s Erin Burnett, Cobb explained that Cannon’s actions had only confirmed what “everybody, including [Special Counsel] Jack Smith, already knew,” which he stated was that Judge Cannon had not intended to take the case to trial.

Cobb’s remarks come after Cannon issued an order less than two weeks from the start of Trump’s classified case, which was scheduled for May 20. In her order, Cannon delays some court dates into July without setting a new trial date.

Cannon describes the delay as necessary to resolve several issues –including ones relating to how classified information will be handled during the trial.

The Judge claims to still have “eight substantive pretrial motions” that require her to make a ruling, while Cobb asserts she had months to make those rulings while questioning why she did not.

The former Trump-era White House attorney, who predicted late in April that Cannon would delay the trial, shared his belief that it “was always her objective… to prevent this from going to trial.”

However, he claimed Cannon, who was appointed to her role during Trump’s term, decided to postpone because of “incompetence” and not just “bias,” describing her inability to rule on “resolvable [pretrial] motion” as “inexplicable.” Cobb concluded that the classified documents case, which asserted was historically significant, could have been tried before November’s Presidential election.

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