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Sat May 25, 2024, 01:53 PM May 25

Jack Smith preparing legal kill shot for Aileen Cannon in Trump documents case, experts say [View all]


It seems that Jack Smith has been strategizing very wisely. Love to see AJC given her third strike and probably her chance at the SCOTUS.

When former President Trump falsely claimed in a fundraising email on Wednesday that President Biden was “locked & loaded and ready to take me out,” special counsel Jack Smith moved swiftly.

Smith on Friday asked federal judge Aileen Cannon for a gag order, insisting that Trump’s reckless comments not only could spur violence against the FBI, but also violated Trump’s terms of release after his indictment.

Trump is charged with taking classified national defense documents from the White House after he left office and resisting the government’s attempts to retrieve the materials.

Legal experts say Smith is trying to box in Cannon — who has slow-walked the case and protected Trump from a trial before the November election.

Smith likely believes Cannon will deny the gag order, in which case Smith will petition the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to have her removed from the case, legal experts predicted.

In two previous instances in the case, Cannon has been rebuked by the 11th Circuit, and experts believe this could be strike three. Former White House attorney Ty Cobb has predicted previously that the 11th Circuit “will likely take her off the case” eventually.
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Hopefully true, but ultimately irrelevant Fiendish Thingy May 25 #1
If he doesn't get elected, the case remains after the election wryter2000 May 25 #3
Natural causes? Katinfl May 25 #4
THIS AZ8theist May 25 #9
Yep. Same here. calimary May 25 #16
I would not be surprised ChazInAz May 26 #52
Both of his parents lived into their nineties. Prof. Toru Tanaka May 26 #64
"Natural causes". I fucking pray that Cora Nary shows up and does the most beautiful thing she has ever done to shitbag. SoFlaBro May 25 #22
From your post birdographer May 25 #27
If he does die, they won't be able to accept that it was natural causes jmbar2 May 25 #28
This message was self-deleted by its author wolfie001 May 25 #37
He can kick off the day after Election Day. Dulcinea May 25 #39
Good Luck For Democracy! TY Cha May 25 #2
I'll believe he's capable of removing that corrupt sack of shit from the case Warpy May 25 #5
Well stated! n/t iluvtennis May 26 #57
Wish we could throw the Heritage Foundation into the dustbin of History KS Toronado May 25 #6
There IS hope. ChazInAz May 26 #53
True, there is always hope. KS Toronado May 26 #55
As a judge, when compared to other judges I read about, Cannon has been in La La Land, coming up with very SWBTATTReg May 25 #7
One can hope! PortTack May 25 #8
Is there a time frame for response? PlutosHeart May 25 #10
Not before the election, if he gets newdayneeded May 26 #54
Jack is the man for the job. He has fried bigger fish than Dump. Cannon is obviously in way over her head. Martin68 May 25 #11
As has been noted earlier, she is a judge for life. A gift from drump is worth its weight in poop. erronis May 25 #12
She's not a judge for life is she's impeached. That won't happen while the GOP controls the House, but Martin68 May 25 #15
Thanks. And a non-(R)epublicon controlled Senate. erronis May 25 #18
The House can impeach, Mr.Bill May 25 #24
Yes, it isn't possible at this point in time. But "lifelong" appointments are conditional. Martin68 May 25 #41
Find 66 honest senators, and anything can happen! Thunderbeast May 25 #34
I Would Say.... GB_RN May 25 #17
Cantaloupe Caligula. ROFL Joinfortmill May 25 #21
Chump is not going to win, so she's throwing her career away to kiss his butt FakeNoose May 25 #25
You And Me Both. GB_RN May 25 #31
She wants the Federalist billionaire connections kiri May 26 #66
Jack came late to the party. That's not on him. But it's not a good thing. jaxexpat May 25 #29
Make it so malaise May 25 #13
A selection from Charles Mingus may be in order... Kid Berwyn May 26 #65
I'll believe it when I see it. ... aggiesal May 25 #14
+1 dalton99a May 25 #20
Of course she is. Just like the SCOTUS appointees. erronis May 25 #23
If this is the case (and I agree that it almost certainly is) ... Mike Niendorff May 26 #43
Unfortunately, Pendejo45's administration & his congressional supporters has treated ... aggiesal May 26 #51
Now would be good. Repeated deliberate Joinfortmill May 25 #19
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What's to stop her from farting around eleventy seven more months on his gag order request? GreenWave May 25 #30
I heard he could have her removed from the case a year or more ago, she isn't going anywhere IMO. nt doc03 May 25 #32
Don't know who you heard that from, but whoever it was, they were wrong. onenote May 25 #36
Nobody believes this ... Mike Niendorff May 26 #44
While the trail delay helps him legally, it can still be used against him politically ThoughtCriminal May 25 #33
I predict the "legal experts" predicting Smith will petition to have Cannon removed are wrong. onenote May 25 #35
Shit-Canning Cannon shoulda happened already. czarjak May 25 #38
Smith Did Not Ask For A Gag Order DallasNE May 25 #40
Is she required to rule on the motion in a time frame? intrepidity May 26 #42
Yes, Smith gave Cannon 30 Days To Respond DallasNE May 26 #47
Thanks I wondered about that. Thought the silly rabbit might keep playing her tricks padah513 May 26 #50
Is 11th circuit Rebl2 May 26 #59
Both (and AL) FBaggins May 26 #60
Thanks Rebl2 May 26 #61
Smith has no ability to set a deadline for a federal court FBaggins May 26 #62
You Try To Help Someone Out And People Get All Technical On You DallasNE May 26 #69
That wasn't "helping out" FBaggins May 27 #70
There is no "30 day" response requirement. onenote May 27 #73
Please cite this. triron May 26 #68
Agreed. Mike Niendorff May 26 #45
repube judge Cannon is likely feeding her face with burgers and chips BoRaGard May 26 #46
More wishful thinking. Been hearing it for months now. oldsoftie May 26 #48
does a kill shot taken after trump is elected make a sound dembotoz May 26 #49
I think we're getting close to, It's Mueller time!, again. jalan48 May 26 #56
Take her off the case eventually Rebl2 May 26 #58
I want to believe. I want to believe. Baitball Blogger May 26 #63
Recusal should be automatic for cases in which the person who appointed you is a party gulliver May 26 #67
I'll believe it when I see it. n/t shrike3 May 27 #71
Trump is a dangerous traitor. Kid Berwyn May 27 #72
How many times have we seen these experts spouting this ? republianmushroom May 27 #74
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