Judge Cannon Puts Jack Smith on Trial


by Julie Kelly

While vacating Donald Trump’s trial date, Cannon set an aggressive hearing schedule over the next several weeks that will turn the tables on Smith and the Department of Justice.

U.S. District Court Judge Aileen Cannon may have just indefinitely postponed Donald Trump’s espionage and obstruction trial but that doesn’t mean her federal courtroom in Fort Pierce, Florida will lie dormant over the next few months.

In officially vacating the existing May 20 trial date—an impossibility considering the defendant will be in a Manhattan courtroom for the foreseeable future—Cannon declined to set another date, calling it “imprudent” at this stage of the process. She noted a “myriad” of unresolved matters in Special Counsel Jack Smith’s 42-count indictment against the former president and his two co-defendants, Mar-a-Lago employees Waltine Nauta and Carlos De Olivera, for willfully retaining national defense information and attempting to impede the government’s investigation.

Cannon, however, did schedule a number of proceedings that could be considered a way to put the Department of Justice on trial. In a stunning turn of events, Cannon, appointed by Donald Trump in 2020, is poised to make Smith a defendant of sorts.

Over the next several weeks, prosecutors will be forced to publicly counter defense motions that accuse the DOJ of selective and vindictive prosecution; insist the appointment of Smith is illegal; and claim that several parties, including Joe Biden’s White House, colluded behind the scenes as early as May 2021 to concoct the unprecedented case.

Her hearing schedule represents a broader spilling of bad blood between Cannon and the DOJ dating back to September 2022, when Cannon took the courageous step of appointing a special master, or third party, to vet the all of the evidence seized by the FBI during the armed raid of Mar-a-Lago the month before.

Noting at the time the prosecution’s suspected leaks to the news media and the mishandling of evidence in the early stages of the investigation—in addition to what she called the need for “public trust” in the case—Cannon granted Trump’s request for the special master.

Although the 11th Circuit Court overturned her order a few months later on grounds she did not have proper jurisdiction, Cannon now is exonerated amid disclosures by Smith in a May 3 brief that evidence has been mishandled and key documents possibly misplaced. “[There] are some boxes where the order of items within that box is not the same as in the associated scans (taken right after the raid),” Smith’s team revealed, referring to 34 boxes taken from Mar-a-Lago.

Smith also revealed that in some instances, sheets of paper that FBI investigators used to replace classified records within a box do not match. “In many but not all instances, the FBI was able to determine which document with classification markings corresponded to a particular placeholder sheet,” Smith wrote.

In other words, the government officials prosecuting Trump with mishandling top-secret files–mishandled top-secret files.

Trump Off the Hook for Now, Smith Goes on Defense

Even more problematic is Smith’s confession that his lead prosecutor, Jay Bratt, misrepresented to Cannon the existing condition of the boxes. During an April hearing, Cannon directly asked Bratt, “are the boxes in their original, intact form as seized?” Bratt replied that they were with “the exception that the classified documents have been removed and placeholders have been put in the documents.”

Smith admitted in a footnote that Bratt’s statement was “inconsistent” with the facts, which could prompt Trump’s counsel to seek a contempt of court charge.

But that might be the least of Smith’s concerns right now. Cannon’s aggressive hearing schedule will put Smith and the entire Justice Department on the hot seat—and the timing could not be worse; with the other criminal trials against Trump in Washington and Fulton County imploding, all eyes are focused on southern Florida.

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Smith needs to be removed from the case so should all those involved in this Witch Hunt start putting Smith, Bragg, Soros into Prison for life

smith was unconstitutionally appointed. He violated rules of evidence. This case should be dismissed with prejudice. smith is part of the criminal conspiracy to engage in election interference. Every one of these bogus cases could have been brought in the past 30 months. They are all hitting now in a coordinated scheme to keep President Trump from being able to campaign.

Confirmed: Political Hitman Jack Smith Admits to Violating the Same Law as J6 Defendants Who Were Sent to Prison for Years

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smith was unconstitutionally appointed. He violated rules of evidence. 

It’s good to see that you’re getting some use out of your JD.

smith was unconstitutionally appointed. He violated rules of evidence. 

It’s good to see that you’re getting some use out of your JD.

It’s sad that you’re so uninformed. You don’t need a JD to read the amicus briefs of two former Attorneys General.

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What does a layman like yourself call it when there are specific rules on how to do something and those rules are violated?

The ruling against Trump over that Fine isa a total Violation of the 8th Amendment you Moron

In every case it is clear that the fascists (aka, “the prosecution”) made no effort to respect Trump’s rights, follow due process or respect the Constitution. Why, in such critical cases, would they be so sloppy? Because they simply don’t give a shit about any of that. It’s a rigged game, so true justice is just a pain in the ass. This has held up in all the harshly partisan courts Trump has faced, but when applied in a REAL court, like Judge Cannon’s, it collapses. Probably if she wasn’t facing the full force of a weaponized DoJ, she would have already tossed this ridiculously biased and politically motivated case.

Probably if she wasn’t facing the full force of a weaponized DoJ, she would have already tossed this ridiculously biased and politically motivated case.

Spot on and she sees it and smartly is following rules of the Court. She will during evidentiary hearing, expose the criminal conspiracy in the Mar A Lago documents case, the Big Fanny case in GA and the ridiculous Fat Ass alvin case in NY.

Jack Smith has admitted to violating the same law used against J6 defendants – American Thinker

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And now this;

Here’s the damning video clip that just landed Trump’s trial judge in hot water… – Revolver News

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The judge in Donald Trump’s civil fraud trial is now under investigation after a hotshot New York real estate attorney claimed he gave him unsolicited advice ahead of the hotly-anticipated multi-million-dollar ruling, according to a report.

Attorney Adam Leitman Bailey told NBC New York that he spoke to Judge Arthur Engoron three weeks before he made his final judgment in the former president’s case, where he found Mr Trump, his two oldest sons, as well as their Trump Organization associates and properties liable for $464m for falsely inflating his assets.

“I actually had the ability to speak to him three weeks ago,” Mr Bailey told the outlet on February 16, the date of the judge’s decision.

“I saw him in the corner [near the courthouse] and I told my client, ‘I need to go.’ And I walked over and we started talking … I wanted him to know what I think and why…I really want him to get it right.”

This claim prompted the New York State Commission on Judicial Conduct to launch an investigation into the alleged interaction, NBC News reported. The commission’s administrator Robert Tembeckjian declined to comment on behalf of the judicial body, saying it “is constrained by a strict confidentiality statute.”

A spokesperson for the New York State’s Office of Court Administration has rejected Mr Bailey’s claim that he gave Judge Engoron advice.


Meet disgusting slob Allison Greenfield – corrupt judge Arthur Engoron’s top clerk. She’s the heifer behind all the gag orders to protect her flaming anti-Trump bias. She passes notes to Engoron all day during proceedings, improperly influencing his decisions. She has also violated judicial rules preventing officers of the court from making excessive political donations. In 2022 alone, Greenfield gave thousands of dollars in political donations to radical Democrat causes that exceeded a $500 threshold for court officials in aggregate donations for a calendar year.

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