A warning salvo is fired by prosecutors in response to a ‘flawed’ order issued by a Florida judge in the Trump criminal case

Anjali Jain
Special Counsel Jack Smith and former President Donald Trump. Drew Angerer/Getty Images; Eduardo Munoz Alvarez-Pool/Getty Images

• In the classified documents of Trump, prosecutors retaliated against Judge Aileen Cannon.
• According to Jack Smith’s legal team, her jury instructions order was “victoriously flawed.”
•Prosecutors responded by considering the possibility of appealing her order to a higher court in an effort to vacate it.

In their caustic response to Judge Aileen Cannon, prosecutors in the criminal case involving classified documents belonging to Donald Trump described one of her orders as “fundamentally flawed” and threatened an appeal to a higher court if she failed to overturn it.
A month ago, Cannon, a Trump appointee whose prior favorable ruling for the former president was overturned by an appeals court, caused legal observers to be perplexed and concerned.

Cannon appeared to support Trump’s contention that the Presidential Records Act (PRA) could be construed to mean the classified documents he brought to Mar-a-Lago constituted his personal property, in an order regarding jury instructions.
The Washington Post reported that legal experts with no ties to the case deemed that argument—along with Cannon’s recent order requesting the prosecution and defense to draft jury instructions implying she was receptive to it—represented a troubling and unreasonable interpretation of the law.

According to the source, it is also uncommon for jury instructions to be deliberated upon at such an early stage of the procedure, particularly in the absence of a set trial date.
In a late Tuesday night response, federal prosecutors in the office of special counsel Jack Smith stated that Cannon’s order was founded upon a “fundamentally flawed legal premise.”
“Indeed, it would be pure fiction to suggest that highly classified documents created by members of the intelligence community and military and presented to the President of the United States during his term in office were ‘purely private,'” prosecutors wrote in the 24-page legal document.

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The prosecutors requested that Cannon promptly reverse the order or render a definitive ruling on it, so that they may initiate an appeal with a higher court prior to the commencement of the trial.
Additionally, prosecutors requested that Cannon reject Trump’s PRA defense by denying the petition to dismiss the case previously filed by his defense team, which was founded on the same argument.
On forty felony counts, Trump was indicted by federal prosecutors last summer. He was charged with neglecting dozens of classified documents at his Mar-a-Lago residence and subsequently impeding the efforts of government officials to retrieve them.

The former president is currently confronted with four criminal cases prior to the November election.

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