May 22, 2024

Judge Cannon Indefinitely Postpones Jack Smith’s Classified Documents Trial After Special Counsel Admits to Evidence Tampering

BREAKING: Judge Cannon Indefinitely Postpones Jack Smith’s Classified Documents Trial After Special Counsel Admits to Evidence Tampering | The Gateway Pundit | by Cristina Laila

Judge Aileen Cannon on Tuesday afternoon indefinitely postponed Jack Smith’s classified documents trial against Trump.

Judge Aileen Cannon on Tuesday afternoon indefinitely postponed Jack Smith’s classified documents trial against Trump.

As previously reported, Judge Cannon on Monday night postponed a key deadline in the classified documents case after Special Counsel Jack Smith admitted to tampering with evidence.

Cannon on Monday evening temporarily stayed a May 9 deadline for President Trump and his co-defendants Walt Nauta and Carlos de Oliveira related to CIPA.

On Tuesday afternoon, Judge Cannon set a second set of pre-trial deadlines to manage pending discovery and disclosure matters.

The Judge vacated the May 20, 2024 trial date. It may be several months until Judge Cannon sets a new trial date.

“The Court also determines that finalization of a trial date at this juncture—before resolution of the myriad and interconnected pre-trial and CIPA issues remaining and forthcoming—would be imprudent and inconsistent with the Court’s duty to fully and fairly consider the various pending pre-trial motions before the Court, critical CIPA issues, and additional pretrial and trial preparations necessary to present this case to a jury. The Court therefore vacates the current May 20, 2024, trial date (and associated calendar call), to be reset by separate order following resolution of the matters before the Court, consistent with Defendants’ right to due process and the public’s interest in the fair and efficient administration of justice,” Cannon wrote in an order reviewed by The Gateway Pundit.

Judge Cannon set hearings on key motions, including Walt Nauta’s motion to dismiss for selective and vindictive prosecution.

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FBI accused of ‘altering or manipulating’ Trump’s Mar-a-Lago classified documents and ‘misleading’ court to hand down indictment of the former president say Republicans launching investigation

FBI accused of ‘altering or manipulating’ Trump’s classified documents

Republicans are investigating whether Trump’s classified documents investigation is tainted following revelations that the FBU may have tampered with the materials.

House Republicans are investigating whether Donald Trump’s classified documents investigation is tainted following revelations that the FBI may have tampered with the materials. 

Special Counsel Jack Smith and his team – who are overseeing the prosecution of Trump for his alleged mishandling of classified documents – admitted that the boxes of files recovered from the former president’s Mar-a-Lago home were altered or manipulated. 

Previously, Smith and his team had claimed that the evidence was in the original condition it was found in following the August 2022 FBI raid of Trump’s Florida residence. 

House Judiciary head Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, said he has ‘grave concerns’ about the department’s ‘commitment to impartial judgment’ in a letter to DOJ obtained by DailyMail.com.

The Republican claims the manipulation of the boxes amounts to ‘witness tampering.’

The alleged tampering was discovered by Trump aide Walt Nauta’s legal team as they sifted through the evidence shared with them by Smith’s prosecution, according to Jordan’s letter.

Smith has accused Nauta of conspiring with Trump to thwart the classified documents investigation – and he faces charges of misleading federal prosecutors. 

Nauta has pleaded not guilty to the charges.  

Additionally, Jordan’s letter reveals that Jay Bratt, a senior member of Smith’s prosecution team, improperly asserted that Nauta’s lawyers could be given favorable consideration for future roles as judges should they work with federal officials. 

‘The admission, unfortunately, reflects a broader trend of attorneys for Special Counsel Jack Smith’s team violating ethical norms in persecution of President Trump.’

‘Given these highly concerning disclosures about the serious ethical lapses in Special Counsel Smith’s prosecution, the Committee requests that OPR brief the Committee about what steps you are taking to investigate Jack Smith … to determine whether disciplinary actions are appropriate,’ Jordan wrote. 

Jordan wants DOJ to turn over documents and communications related to potential ethics investigations into Smith and information on why the boxes of documents were manipulated. 

The Ohio Republican gave the department until May 20 to comply with his request.

In total, the FBI raid of Trump’s Florida home yielded 33 boxes of documents, some containing classified files. 

As a result, the former president was indicted on 40 felony charges, 32 of which come under the Espionage Act for handling classified files and another eight related to lying to prosecutors and obstructing justice.

The trial for Trump’s classified document case was expected to begin on May 20, but the judge in the case has not issued a new start date. 

It is unclear when the case will begin. 

The FBI did not immediately return a request for comment.  

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