In a dramatic courtroom exchange in Florida, Judge Aileen Cannon cautioned prosecutor David Harbach to “calm down” during former President Donald Trump’s classified documents case, as reported by Politico. The incident occurred when Harbach expressed frustration over a question regarding evidence of a meeting in August 2022 between prosecutors and defense attorney Stanley Woodward. Trump’s aide, Walt Nauta, who was indicted alongside the former president, seeks to dismiss the indictment on grounds of “selective and vindictive prosecution.”

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Woodward alleged in court filings that a member of special counsel Jack Smith’s team exerted pressure on him during the meeting, implying that his chances of a federal judgeship could be jeopardized if Nauta did not cooperate. However, Harbach dismissed Woodward’s claim as “garbage,” according to ABC News.

“Spent most of the day at Ft. Pierce federal courthouse to cover two hearings in classified docs case.

Special Counsel team’s frustration with Judge Aileen Cannon is really evident.

And it’s glorious.

David Harbach, one of Smith’s lead prosecutors and usually a cool customer in court, had a series of mini temper tantrums this morning. At times pounding his fist on the podium and clapping his hands in anger to emphasize a point, Harbach was totally unprofessional, demeaning, and petulant.

Cannon asked Harbach to “calm down” during one diatribe about accusations DOJ threatened one of the defense attorneys to get his client to flip on Donald Trump.

He kept trying to argue with her–Cannon also remains measured most of the time and is no fan of antics–and when she asked him a question about an issue, he shot back “that’s not the right question.”

A few reporters in the media room even gasped.

Harbach is flailing bc his case is imploding.

DOJ never thought their dirty, sloppy, corrupt tricks would see the light of day. Biden regime never thought information such as the FBI’s operations order related to MAL raid that included lethal force guidance would ever be made public.

But Cannon is systematically dismantling this case by holding hearings (like today) and ordering the unsealing of key motions and evidence. She is a one-woman wrecking crew and Smith’s team knows there is very little they can do about it.

And she is nowhere near finished. Just this week, in addition to the unsealed motions posted yesterday that revealed details about the MAL raid, Cannon ordered the unsealing of several motions filed earlier in the case.

I’m working on a Substack post for the weekend on the nature of the motions today and the proceedings–but suffice to say Jack Smith’s team already appears deflated and defeated.” – Julie Kelly

Harbach categorically denied the occurrence of the events described by Woodward, stating, “Mr. Woodward’s story about what happened at that meeting is a fantasy; it did not happen.” He argued that the comments Woodward attributed to the prosecutors were taken out of context.

Woodward further contended that other individuals who had moved boxes at Mar-a-Lago, where the alleged incident took place, faced no prosecution. These claims were reported by ABC News.

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In light of these developments, Judge Cannon indefinitely postponed the trial date initially set for this month. In her decision, she stated that setting a court date at this stage would be “imprudent and inconsistent with the Court’s duty to fully and fairly consider the various pending pre-trial motions.”

The case involving Trump’s classified documents remains a highly contentious and closely watched legal battle. As proceedings unfold, the courtroom exchanges continue to captivate observers, as tensions run high between the prosecution and the defense.

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