Jack Smith Could Push to Remove Judge Cannon from Trump Classified Docs Case, Legal Experts Suggest – EVOL

Legal experts are suggesting that Special Counsel Jack Smith may move to try to have U.S. District Judge Aileen Cannon removed from President Donald Trump’s classified documents case.

Of the four criminal cases against Trump, only one of the four presiding judges — Judge Cannon, who is overseeing the classified documents case in South Florida — has acted in a generally fair or favorable manner toward the defendant throughout the pre-trial proceedings.

That, ironically, may result in Cannon being removed from the case by an appeals court.

This is if Smith and the left-leaning legal analysts supporting his anti-Trump prosecution get their way, according to Slate.

Smith and his backers are incensed that the federal judge, who was appointed to the bench by Trump himself in 2020, has dared to occasionally rule against Smith and in favor of the 45th president on various pre-trial motions.

Writing for Slate, left-leaning legal analysts Norm Eisen and Joshua Kolb outlined how Special Counsel Smith is likely preparing to go above Judge Cannon’s head and ask the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals to reverse at least one, if not two, recent orders Cannon issued on pre-trial motions that were viewed as overly favorable



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