Trump’s Classified Document Trial Indefinitely Postponed

On May 7, Judge Aileen Cannon issued an order that indefinitely postponed former President Donald Trump’s classified documents, due to the issues surrounding the utilization of classified evidence. 

In Judge Cannon’s statement, she wrote that “The Court also determines that finalization of a trial date at this juncture—before resolution of the myriad and interconnected pre-trial and [Classified Information Procedures Act] issues remaining and forthcoming—would be imprudent and inconsistent with the Court’s duty to fully and fairly consider the various pending pre-trial motions before the Court, critical CIPA issues, and additional pretrial and trial preparations necessary to present this case to a jury”. 

Judge Cannon has created a list of legal disputes stemming from handling classified evidence that must be resolved before a jury could hear the case, according to CNN. 

This process will take “at least until late July” according to Judge Cannon. 

This is a win for Donald Trump’s camp as it gives them more time to prepare their case and to build public momentum against the case. 

As American Presidential Elections are around the corner, Trump will likely utilize this and other cases against him to galvanize his supporters. Trump has continually pushed the idea that these cases are politically motivated attempts to deny and or hurt his Presidential candidacy.