(HorizonPost.com) – According to the summons sent to Donald Trump last Thursday notifying him that he was indicted by the Justice Department, US District Judge Aileen Cannon was listed as the judge assigned to oversee the initial proceeding, CBS News reported.
However, it is unclear if Cannon will remain the presiding judge throughout the case.
Cannon, who was first appointed to the US District Court by Trump in 2020, became the bane of the Left last year when she presided over the lawsuit Trump filed in federal court requesting a special master to be appointed to review the documents seized by the FBI during a search of Mar-a-Lago last August.
During the search, 33 boxes of documents were seized from the former president’s estate, including 13 that contained around 100 documents with classified markings.
Judge Cannon granted the request for a special master and ordered the DOJ to temporarily stop using the document seized in the search as part of its investigation against the former president until the special master had completed a review.
However, Cannon’s ruling was reversed by the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals in a unanimous ruling.
Trump was indicted on charges related to the classified document he took with him when he left office that he refused to return to the National Archives even after receiving a subpoena.
In the 49-page indictment, which was filed in the US District Court of the Southern District of Florida in Miami, the former president is charged with 37 counts, including 31 counts of “Willful Retention of National Defense Information” and 6 additional counts, including obstruction and making false statements.
During his arraignment in a Miami federal courtroom on Tuesday, Trump pleaded not guilty to all 37 counts while outside, a few hundred people, both supporters and opponents of the former president, gathered.
Trump then flew to his golf club in Bedminster, New Jersey where he delivered remarks about his indictment to an invited group of supporters.
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