Judge Aileen Cannon Can Absolutely Sink the Federal Prosecution of Trump

June 11, 2023

The federal criminal case against Donald Trump for mishandling classified documents will be overseen, at least initially, by Judge Aileen Cannon, according to the New York Times. She agreed to Trump’s request for a special master and appointed Raymond Dearie, a well-respected federal judge. After Dearie tried to bring some discipline to the case, though, Cannon immediately ran interference for Trump. Cannon has been assigned to handle at least the initial phases of Trump’s federal indictment in Florida. The simplest way to put it is that if Cannon remains assigned to this case, Trump will not be convicted, no matter how damning the evidence.