On Friday, Judge Aileen Cannon agreed to temporarily delay the trial brought forth by Biden’s Department of Justice against Donald Trump regarding alleged classified documents taken with Trump after the end of his presidency.
Coming in a November 1 hearing, “pre-trial deadlines temporarily stayed pending order to follow,” the description of the hearing states.
Discovery in the case includes years of security footage from Mar-a-Lago, thousands of classified documents, and over a million pages of unclassified materials.
DOJ's Jay Bratt reportedly insisted during the hearing that Cannon should not delay the trial and that she should “should not let the DC trial drive the schedule here.”
Trump attorney Todd Blanche argued that prosecutors need to be realistic about the case, as the classified documents can only be viewed in designated government rooms with heightened security.
“It has been extremely difficult to have access,” he said.
Cannon at one point asked the DOJ to provide an example of a time it brought forth two criminal cases in a “compressed” schedule while calling for trial dates within less than 3 months; Cannon did not receive an answer.
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