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Judge Cannon grills attorneys on special counsel budget

Posted on AllSides June 24th, 2024
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Judge Aileen Cannon spent Monday morning in Florida questioning attorneys in former President Donald Trump’s classified documents case about the funding for special counsel Jack Smith‘s office.

Cannon’s questions came during a continuation of a hearing that began on Friday in which the judge heard arguments about whether Smith was lawfully appointed to his position as special counsel.

Trump’s defense team has argued the former president’s 40 charges of retaining national defense information should be dismissed on the grounds that Smith’s appointment was both unvetted and improperly funded.

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