How the Florida judge overseeing Trump's trial could hobble the Justice Department's case

June 12, 2023

But the revelation of who would oversee the case could present unique challenges for the Justice Department. Justice Department via APBrandon Van Grack, a former Justice Department national security prosecutor and a lead prosecutor in the Mueller investigation, noted that the use of classified documents involves a separate discovery and litigation process, under the Classified Information Processing Act, or CIPA. Cannon was randomly assigned to oversee the subsequent legal battle that unfolded between Trump’s legal team and the Justice Department. They could prompt her to be more cautious in the Trump trial. But the public needs confirmation from the chief judge, who is ultimately responsible for case assignments.”The stakes of the Trump trial are enormous.