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Florida Judge to Decide Jack Smith's Authority in Trump Documents Case

Former President Donald Trump Indicted In January 6 Investigation

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(Palm Beach, FL) - A Florida judge is getting ready to decide if Special Counsel Jack Smith can remain on Donald Trump's classified documents case.

Judge Aileen Cannon, a Trump appointee, will hold hearings Friday and Monday to determine if Smith can continue to lead the prosecution's case.

Trump's lawyers say Smith's appointment is unconstitutional, while Smith claims Trump's team is trying to delay the case as long as possible.

Smith argues, "Attorneys General have long used these powers to appoint special attorneys with responsibilities like the Special Counsel's, with consistent support from Congress, the Executive Branch, and the courts."  

The former President faces 40 charges over his handling of classified documents after leaving the White House.

 So far, no date has been set for the case against Trump to go to trial.

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