Trump case assigned to judge who faced criticism over her ruling in his favor in Mar-a-Lago searchFormer President Donald Trump is not the only public official related to the White House to have taken classified documents with them after leaving office. The indictment makes Trump the first former president in U.S. history to be charged with federal crimes. As part of that case, Cannon temporarily barred federal agents and prosecutors from reviewing a batch of classified documents seized during the search. Her order was ultimately thrown out in a scathing opinion by a federal appeals court, which found she had overstepped. She was asked during her 2020 Senate confirmation process whether she had any discussions with anyone, including people at the White House or the Justice Department, about loyalty to President Trump.