Joe Biden’s last best hope to win re-election lies with courts.
Biden needs his Democrat Judges and prosecutors to come through for him.
And Joe Biden had to read it and weep when he saw the Trump trial Judge’s decision.
The one trial where Donald Trump drew a fair Judge also happens to be the Mar-a-Lago documents witch hunt, which Democrats and the media think is the best chance to nail him and have the verdict stand up on appeal.
When Jack Smith indicted Trump, Judge Cannon announced a trial start date of May 20, 2024.
But then Smith indicted Trump in Washington, D.C., on charges that he conspired to overturn the 2020 election, and Obama Judge Tanya Chutkan slated that trial to begin on March 4, 2024.
Trump’s lawyers filed a motion to delay the start of the Mar-a-Lago case on the grounds that it violated Trump’s Sixth Amendment right to a proper legal defense by having two trials back-to-back like that.
During arguments, Judge Cannon asked Smith prosecutor Jay Bratt if he could name one time that the Justice Department scheduled two trials for the same defendant one after the other.
Bratt admitted that he couldn’t come up with a single example of that schedule.
There are no examples of consecutive trials because the Justice Department never needed to secure a conviction against a defendant before an election to help the incumbent President win a second term.
Judge Cannon delayed the pretrial motion schedule and said she would make a final decision on delaying the trial until after the election on March 1.
Cannon’s ruling included several sharp barbs at Smith and his attempt to stage a Kangaroo trial, leading many to expect that she will push the start of this sham trial back past the election.
“[The] Court cannot ignore the realities of pretrial and trial schedules in two other criminal matters identified by defense counsel,” Cannon ruled. “Although the Special Counsel is correct that the trajectory of these matters potentially remains in flux, the schedules as they currently stand overlap substantially with the deadlines in this case, presenting additional challenges to ensuring Defendant Trump has adequate time to prepare for trial and to assist in his defense.”
Judge Cannon said Smith wasn’t forthcoming in discovery, writing that there is “an unusually high volume of unclassified and classified discovery,” which was more than Smith initially claimed.
“[It] is evident that the parties are at odds on significant issues related to the scope of discoverable information in this case, and that such disagreements will require substantial judicial intervention,” Judge Cannon added.
Trump campaign spokesman Steven Cheung reacted to the ruling and slammed Smith working on behalf of Joe Biden to stage a show trial against the leading Republican Presidential candidate in an attempt to win the election by judicial skullduggery.
“The concerted effort by the Biden Administration to deny President Trump’s Constitutional rights to prepare for trial reveal their corrupt motives,” Cheung declared. “It is clearly in the best interest of Justice for President Trump to have adequate time to prepare and file motions as he works to defeat these hoaxes and marches back to the White House.”