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Judge Presiding Over Trump Documents Case Criticizes Special Counsel Jack Smith

Special Counsel Jack Smith — the man who indicted former President Donald Trump — is swimming in deep waters after the judge presiding over the Trump classified documents case slammed him over his decision to conduct court hearings in Washington, D.C., and then switch last minute to Florida.

Judge Aileen Cannon, who was appointed by Trump in 2020, demanded an explanation from Smith over the “legal propriety of using an out-of-district grand jury proceeding to continue to investigate and/or to seek post-indictment hearings on matters pertinent to the instant indicted matter in this district,” Axios reported.

Cannon also struck down two of the prosecution’s sealed filings.

In her filing, Cannon addressed the prosecution’s request to hold a hearing on potential conflicts of interest regarding Trump defendant Waltine Nauta’s lawyer, Stanley Woodward.

According to the prosecution, Woodward has already represented one witness and currently represents two other witnesses that the federal government will soon call to testify.

Smith said such a connection with potential witnesses details a potential conflict of interest.

“A potential conflict exists because Mr. Woodward previously represented one witness and currently represents two other witnesses who the Government may call to testify at the trial of his client Nauta,” prosecutors wrote, adding that such a situation could leave Woodward “in the position of cross-examining past or current clients.”

Cannon wrote that Nauta’s lawyers would have to respond to the motion for the hearing by Aug. 17. She said the special counsel must file its response by Aug. 22.

Trump was indicted in June by a federal grand jury in Miami on charges relating to his alleged hoarding of classified documents and obstruction of justice.

In July, the former president received a superseding indictment, which carried additional charges in the documents case.

These new charges alleged that Trump and Nauta sought to have surveillance footage in Mar-a-Lago deleted.

Trump was recently indicted in Washington, D.C., on charges related to the 2020 election and events of Jan. 6, 2021.

Trump offered remarks on his indictment shortly after leaving the courthouse and boarding his plane.

“This is a very sad day for America,” Trump declared.

“When you look at what is happening this is a persecution of a political opponent. This was never supposed to happen in America,” the former president told reporters at Reagan National Airport.

“This is a persecution of the person that is leading by very, very substantial numbers in the Republican primary and leading Biden a lot. So if you can’t beat him, you persecute him, or you prosecute him. We can’t let this happen in America,” he added.

13 Comments
  • John says:

    The way they are treating Trump should not be allowed these prosecutors should be in jail that’s why they need to quit kissing democrat ass and impeach Biden and keep impeaching him untill the truth forces them to remove him and Garland should be removed from office the evidence is there they cheated on the election and have lied about everything they break the law over and over and nothing is done and then they accuse the Republicans of the crimes they the Democratic communist party are committing and the main stream media has sold out the American people and we should boycott all of them CBS ABC NBC CNN MSNBC lying there ass off there is no actual journalism the whole lot of them combined don’t have the character that Trump has he is beyond reproach and is the only one qualified to be president Biden should have been removed the first month he destroyed the Petro dollar and no one tried to stop him and that makes no sense by the end of the year the United States will no longer be a super power without the petrodollar our money is going to be worthless I’m not going to comply our only remaining option is to pick up our weapons and take our country back if things don’t change we are going to have a civil war guaranteed

  • Adorable Deplorable says:

    The only reasons I can think of, that would cause so many to agree with this unlawful prosecution is because they all have something to hide. My guess is that they are all a bunch of child rapist, their names are in the Epstein flight logs that we have been prevented from seeing. The other is plain ole bribery. These people have sold their souls to the devil (Obama/Biden) and have been paid well to “look the other way”. I would like for everyone to also think about Epstein’s “death”… you know that every time someone famous (doesn’t matter what they are famous for) dies, we hear about and see photos of the funeral and funeral goers. Not with Epstein, and I find that very odd. The few photos that can be found are certainly questionable… did he not have family? Under Biden’s watch, 65,000 children went missing from the border containment camps. This has been proven, yet nobody is talking about it. All we can do is pray to our Almighty God to end this mess. Vote and hope our vote counts. God Bless America, pray for a great revival!

  • william g munson says:

    These Corrupt Democrats do no mind using Lies and fake evidence and try,s to do anything to get their Way Period and they need to Pay too for it

  • Sicsam says:

    Biden is ruining America by the day…

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