Trump-Appointed Judge Aileen Cannon Initially Assigned To Oversee Documents Case
Judge Aileen Cannon has been assigned to initially oversee Donald Trump‘s documents case in Miami .
Cannon, who was appointed by Trump, has raised concerns among legal observers about her perceived bias toward the ex-president.
Trump was indicted on seven charges on Thursday, including one under the Espionage Act. The charges come after months of investigations into Trump’s mishandling of government documents at his Mar-a-Lago residence.
Trump appointed Cannon to the federal bench in 2020 before he left office. If Trump is convicted, Cannon would be responsible for sentencing him.
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Legal experts believe Cannon handed Trump several victories over the past few months as the classified documents case unfolded.
One instance included restricting the FBI from using the documents until a special master reviewed the documents. Her decision was overruled by an appeals court.
It is unclear if Cannon will preside over the full case or just its initial phase.
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