Judge Cannon Beats Special Counsel Jack Smith in Major First Order in Confidential Documents Case | Gatekeeper

Judge Aileen Cannon beat Special Counsel Jack Smith this week and denied his request to speed up the sharing of classified documents.

Jack Smith on Monday requested a confidential protection order ahead of a hearing this week in the classified documents case to “avoid further delay.”

Attorney Jack Smith asked the court to limit Trump’s access to classified material related to the case.

Judge Cannon, a man appointed by Trump, was dismissed without prejudice to Jack Smith’s motion.

The New York Post reported:

A federal judge handed defeat to prosecutors who indicted former President Donald Trump on alleged mishandling of classified documents, rejecting requests Tuesday to speed up evidence sharing with the defense.

Judge Aileen Cannon rejected without prejudice special counsel Jack Smith’s motion to compel a response from Trump’s legal team on a protective order to disclose classified evidence in the case, the court filing showed, with legal experts citing a “lack of meaningful agreement” between the two parties.

Prosecutors Jay Bratt, David Harbach and Julie Edelstein appeared in the courtroom before Trump’s attorneys Christopher Kise, Todd Blanche and Stanley Woodward, who represent former president Walt Nauta’s aides.

Special Counsel Jack Smith recently indicted Trump on 37 federal charges in Miami.

Trump was charged with 31 counts of willful retention of national defense information and another 6 crimes of process stemming from his conversations with his lawyers.

Walt Nauta, an aide to Mar-a-Lago, is indicted along with President Trump as a co-conspirator.

Judge Cannon set a trial date for August 14 but Trump’s lawyers asked to postpone the trial indefinitely.

Justice Department lawyers on Thursday filed a motion against Trump’s legal team and asked the Judge to proceed with selecting a jury by December 11, 2023.

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