Hearing Held Considering Dismissal of Trump’s Classified Documents Case

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(FeaturedNews.com) – On Wednesday, a Florida judge in Fort Pierce held hearings relating to the attempts by former President Donald Trump and his co-defendants to have the charges in the mishandling of classified documents cases dismissed. 

District Judge Aileen Cannon who held the hearings has so far indefinitely postponed the former president’s criminal trial in this case. Trump’s lawyers have repeatedly filed motions trying to get the case completely dismissed. Similarly, the legal teams for co-defendants Carlos De Oliveira and Walt Nauta have been making similar attempts. 

In June, Trump had pleaded not guilty to all the charges in this case, which include conspiracy to obstruct justice, unlawful retention of national defense documents, and making false statements. Trump had kept the classified documents in the case in his Mar-a-Lago home in Florida, which is considered an unsecured location. He had also previously avoided handing the documents back when requested. 

Trump is currently sitting in his first criminal trial in New York for a completely unrelated case relating to the falsification of business documents in connection to hush money payment made to Stormy Daniels. On Wednesday, Trump was not present during these proceedings. 

Cannon, who was appointed to office by Trump, started with Nauta’s motion in which he argued that the prosecution was “vindictive” because he had opted to not assist them in their investigation of the former President.

The judge had not yet made any ruling on the motions, but the previous attempts to have the case dismissed have all failed.

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