Trump may have just gotten some good news in the phony documents case being prosecuted by the DOJ.
According to Newsmax, a judge Trump appointed to the bench will be overseeing his case in Florida:
Donald Trump ‘s indictment on felony charges of mishandling classified documents is set to unfold in Florida and will, at least initially, be overseen by a federal judge he appointed and who issued rulings favorable to him last year and expressed skepticism of Justice Department positions.
The assignment of U.S. District Judge Aileen Cannon, confirmed to The Associated Press Friday day by a person familiar with the development, is a rare bit of positive news for Trump in the face of an indictment with several criminal charges that carries the prospect of a years-long prison sentence.
This is the same judge who granted Trump a Special Master in the classified documents case last year, which was later overturned by an appeals court:
Cannon drew fire last year for granting the Trump legal team’s request for a special master to conduct an independent review of the hundreds of classified documents seized from his Florida property last year. The move, which temporarily halted core aspects of the Justice Department’s investigative work, was overturned months later by a three-judge panel of a federal appeals court.
She’s already been involved in this case and has a good track record thus far, so this is definitely good news for Trump. But whatever she rules, whether favorable to Trump or not, will be appealed to the appellate courts and then potentially the Supreme Court. Count on it.