U.S. District Judge Aileen Cannon, the federal judge overseeing former President Donald Trump’s election interference case, has rejected another attempt by prosecutors to deny him access to evidence.
“The court, ‘upon a sufficient showing,’ [may] authorize the United States to delete specified items of classified information from documents to be made available to the defendant through discovery,” Cannon wrote.
The judge criticized the prosecutors’ interpretation of the Classified Information Procedures Act as “broad and unconvincing.” (Trending: Judge Declines To Recuse From Trump 2024 Ballot Case)
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Miami Classified Docs Federal Judge Aileen Cannon discovered same thing
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The judge did, however, leave room for the prosecutors to restrict access to documents on an individual basis.
The case involves charges under the Espionage Act regarding the mishandling of classified documents.
Other unresolved matters include the start date of the trial, with the defense requesting more time to review evidence. (Trending: It’s Time For Donald Trump To Drop Out)
“I’m just having a hard time seeing how realistically this work can be accomplished in this compressed period of time, given the realities that we’re facing,” the judge stated during the hearing.
Some court observers believe a significant portion of the case should be dismissed.
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