(RestoreAmericanGlory.com) – South District of Florida Judge Aileen Cannon, tasked with overseeing the federal case against former President Donald Trump relating to his alleged mishandling of classified documents, attacked Special Counsel Jack Smith in a briefing.
Trump was indicted in this case in June. In her recent decision, Cannon rejected the Justice Department’s request to have sealed filings. She also requested that prosecutors provide more information about the out-of-state grand jury that was used during the investigation.
As Cannon wrote in the brief, while the Special Counsel is claiming that the supplement needed to remain sealed because of “grand jury secrecy,” the supplement did not actually satisfy the requirements on either a factual or legal basis to make it necessary for the motion and supplement to be sealed. She further points out that in the motion, other topics have been raised. As part of the response, the special counsel needed to provide the “legal propriety” of the choice to have an out-of-district grand jury handle the investigation.
Monday’s filing was in response to the request by the special counsel for a hearing that would help determine whether Stanley Woodward, a defense attorney, had a conflict of interest. Woodward is the representative of Waltine Nauta, a co-defendant in this case.
Nauta will have until Aug. 17 to respond to the hearing, while prosecutors have been given until Aug. 22 to provide a brief supporting the hearing.
The case is set to be tried on May 20, 2024, during the Republican presidential primaries.
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