BREAKING: Judge Cannon Indefinitely Suspends Jack Smith’s Witch Hunt Against Trump

by Chris Powell at

In a dramatic twist in one of the most high-profile cases in recent history, Judge Aileen Cannon of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida ordered the indefinite suspension of Special Counsel Jack Smith’s investigation into former President Donald Trump. The ruling effectively halts further pre-trial proceedings while the court sorts through a labyrinth of discovery matters, disclosure issues, and other complex legal motions.

In her meticulously detailed five-page order, Judge Cannon cited the interconnected nature of numerous pre-trial motions, discovery disputes, and Classified Information Procedures Act (CIPA) considerations as compelling reasons to vacate the scheduled May 20, 2024 trial date. Instead, the judge alluded to the need for additional time to ensure a fair and comprehensive legal process.

“The Court also determines that finalization of a trial date at this juncture—before resolution of the myriad and interconnected pre-trial and CIPA issues remaining and forthcoming—would be imprudent and inconsistent with the Court’s duty to fully and fairly consider the various pending pre-trial motions before the Court, critical CIPA issues, and additional pretrial and trial preparations necessary to present this case to a jury,” Judge Cannon wrote.“

The Court therefore vacates the current May 20, 2024, trial date (and associated calendar call), to be reset by separate order following resolution of the matters before the Court, consistent with Defendants’ right to due process and the public’s interest in the fair and efficient administration of justice.”