(FixThisNation.com) – According to a Newsweek report, legal experts believe that it would be extremely hard to have Trump-appointed judge Aileen Cannon removed from the Florida federal criminal trial dealing with former President Donald Trump’s classified documents case.
Prosecutors previously opposed Cannon’s decision to have the pre-trial schedule pushed back as it could mean that the entire trial would end up being delayed rather than starting in May. The trial is going to look into the dozens of charges against former President Donald Trump relating to the classified documents that were recovered from his Mar-a-Lago estate last year.
New York University law professor Stephen Gillers argued that Special Counsel Jack Smith could end up facing many issues in any attempts to have Cannon removed from the case. As he stated in order for Smith to successfully get her removed he would need to get a new judge that would be able to handle the case. It is unlikely that Smith would be successful in such an effort even if he tried.
He added that while it is safe to conclude that Cannon might not want to preside over the case, it is also likely that she will not need to if Trump wins. As he pointed out it is also hard to understand why Cannon believes that delaying the trial is a good idea, however as he states it might be because the judge wants to allow more space for the election interference case that is going to be starting in March of 2024.
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