President Donald Trump just scored an incredibly lucky break as his favorite judge is set to preside in his new Florida criminal case.
As Slay News reported earlier, Democrat President Joe Biden’s Department of Justice (DOJ) hit Trump with a 7-count criminal indictment on Thursday.
Trump is due to appear in court a Florida court on Tuesday.
However, Trump-appointed U.S. District Court Judge Aileen Cannon has just been assigned to the politically motivated case.
Cannon made some pro-Trump rulings in an earlier case that caused outrage among the Left.
So now they are already calling for her removal from the Trump case.
Guardian reporter Hugo Lowell said: “Trump-appointed US district court judge Aileen Cannon was listed on the summons sent to Trump yesterday, per ppl familiar — indicating she may be the presiding judge.
“Cannon granted Trump a special master during the investigation last year.
“Confirming ABC News.”
MSNBC analyst Joyce Alene immediately tried to calm down the panicked Left by saying Garland will try to remove Cannon.
“Before everyone gets too spun up about reports Judge Cannon has been assigned to the Trump case, a little law.
“I used to be an appellate chief in the 11th Circuit (where Florida is) and I litigated a few appeals where we asked the court of appeals to order a judge to recuse.
“Altho a judge’s behavior in court generally doesn’t form the basis for recusal, the 11th Circuit has ordered ‘reassignment’ where a judge leans so heavily for a defendant they call their objectivity in the eyes of the public into question.
“This is persuasive authority that Judge Cannon must step aside if the case falls to her as a permanent assignment.
“Her court & certainly the 11th won’t tolerate the damage it would do to their credibility if she failed to voluntarily recuse.”
1/Before everyone gets too spun up about reports Judge Cannon has been assigned to the Trump case, a little law. I used to be an appellate chief in the 11th Circuit (where Florida is) and I litigated a few appeals where we asked the court of appeals to order a judge to recuse.
— Joyce Alene (@JoyceWhiteVance) June 9, 2023
According to ABC:
The summons sent to former President Donald Trump and his legal team late Thursday indicates that U.S. District Judge Aileen Cannon will be assigned to oversee his case, at least initially, according to sources briefed on the matter.
Cannon’s apparent assignment would add yet another unprecedented wrinkle to a case involving the first federal charges against a former president: Trump appointed Cannon to the federal bench in 2020, meaning that, if Trump is ultimately convicted, she would be responsible for determining the sentence – which may include prison time – for the man who elevated her to the role.
A federal grand jury voted to indict Trump on at least seven federal charges late Thursday as part of an investigation into his handling of classified documents, sources familiar with the matter told ABC News.
The indictment comes after more than 100 documents with classified markings were found at Trump’s Mar-a-Lago resort in August 2022.