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Judge Approves Delay In Classified Documents Case

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Another win for Trump…

The judge presiding over Donald Trump’s classified documents case in Florida has granted his request to further delay deadlines in the case.

The Friday filing by Trump’s legal team with U.S. District Judge Aileen Cannon marked the latest move by the former president to seize on the Supreme Court’s landmark immunity ruling to sideline his lingering criminal cases. According to reports from Politico, Trump asked Cannon for a chance to argue the immunity issue before her between now and early September, effectively pausing all other proceedings in the case by two months.

Trump has argued that his decision to transmit classified documents to his Florida home as he prepared to leave the presidency should be treated as an “official act” and be removed from special counsel Jack Smith’s case against Trump for allegedly hoarding national security secrets at his Mar-a-Lago estate. Now, he says, the Supreme Court’s ruling requires that the case be put on hold until the immunity issue is resolved.

According to multiple reports, Cannon ruled that DOJ special counsel Jack Smith had until later this month to respond to the legal arguments from Trump’s request for a deadline. Additionally, Cannon delayed two other deadlines that is believed to cause a minor delay.

The Hill reports more:

On Saturday, Cannon, a Trump appointee, said prosecutors and special counsel Jack Smith had until July 18 to respond to the Trump argument requesting for a delay.

Cannon also postponed two deadlines in the case, which is only expected to cause a minor delay.

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