U.S. District Judge Aileen Cannon has seemed to be bending over backwards to give the guy who picked her the job almost ANYTHING he’s wanted….
She seems to have a bias AGAINST the Justice Dept.’s efforts to try to help her try the case….
Actually ruling to NOT let Trump stall things IS a surprise…..
Donald Trump’s trial on charges that he hoarded classified military secrets at his Mar-a-Lago estate will remain scheduled for May 20, the federal judge overseeing the case ruled Friday, rejecting for now demands by the former president to postpone the case until after the presidential election next November.
But in a nine-page order, U.S. District Judge Aileen Cannon said she would revisit the trial schedule in March, after Trump and prosecutors working for special counsel Jack Smith have more time to hash out complicated disputes over Trump and his co-defendants’ access to the reams of classified material at the heart of the case.
Cannon — who was nominated by Trump in 2020 and confirmed about two weeks after he lost his bid for reelection — acknowledged the challenges posed by “an unusually high volume” of evidence, especially given Trump’s need to prepare for other overlapping criminal cases.
While Cannon conceded “evolving and unforeseen circumstances” in the case, she concurred with Smith’s team that the law favors “the public’s right to a speedy trial” and she said she was not persuaded to impose a delay in the trial date — for now. Instead, the judge extended a handful of interim pretrial deadlines and set a March 1 hearing to revisit the viability of the trial date. She noted that Trump is also facing criminal proceedings in New York and Washington, D.C. that add to the complexity of his ability to prepare for trial….
Ah?….But there IS more on her moves….