Donald Trump arrives in federal court in Florida for closed hearing in his classified documents case
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Trump’s motorcade arrived at the courthouse in Fort Pierce shortly after 9 a.m.

Former President Donald Trump arrived Monday morning at a federal courthouse in Florida for a closed hearing in his criminal case charging him with mishandling classified documents.

The hearing was scheduled to discuss the procedures for the handling of classified evidence in the case, which is currently set for trial on May 20. Trump faces dozens of felony counts accusing him of hoarding highly classified records at his Mar-a-Lago estate and obstructing FBI efforts to get them back.

U.S. District Judge Aileen Cannon expects to hear arguments in the morning from defense lawyers and in the afternoon from prosecutors, each outside of the other’s presence.

“Defense counsel shall be prepared to discuss their defense theories of the case, in detail, and how any classified information might be relevant or helpful to the defense,” Cannon wrote in scheduling the hearing.

Trump’s motorcade arrived at the courthouse in Fort Pierce shortly after 9 a.m.

The hearing is one of several voluntary court appearances that Trump has made in recent weeks — he was present, for instance, at appeals court arguments last month in Washington — as he looks to demonstrate to supporters that he intends to fight the four criminal prosecutions he faces while also seeking to reclaim the White House this November.

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Republished with permission of The Associated Press.

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6 comments

  • Dont Say FLA

    February 12, 2024 at 11:24 am

    Did he again summon folks for a wild day? Or has he given up on that after the first few requests were met only with crickets and anti-Trump people?

    Why oh why are GOP officials scared of this crazy old man?

    MAN UP, GOP. MAN UP. Nikki Haley is WAY more of a man than any GOP “man” in Congress.

  • PeterH

    February 12, 2024 at 1:01 pm

    Three strikes you’re out!
    One more goofy ruling or delay tactic by Judge Aileen Cannon may allow the 11th Circuit to remove her from this case. Judges are allowed just so many screw ups! Her attempt at allowing witness discovery in redacted documents is just the latest.

    At the start of Aileen Cannon’s tenure she was found unfit by her legal peers! She seems to be living up to their expectation!

  • My Take

    February 12, 2024 at 2:04 pm

    First informal interview for her appeals court appointment if Trump–with her help–wins in November.

  • Jails Are 96% Christians

    February 12, 2024 at 4:08 pm

    “Convict! FRESH FISH ON THE YARD!”

  • Earl Pitts "Sage Political Expert Emeritas" American

    February 12, 2024 at 6:41 pm

    Good evening America,
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    STAND BY FOR SAGE WISDOM:
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    THATS RIGHT AMERICA:
    “TRUCK NUTS”:
    All Certified Sage Patriots will be issued a set of TRUCK NUTS so in the event we need to put down a riot of Leftys in one of our major cities all we need do is round up all the pickup trucks out on the Interstate dangaling those Beautiful TRUCK NUTS from their trailor hitches and blitz into the inner city to “Nip The Riots In The Bud”.
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    This genious plan will keep our Great Nation free from internal and external take over.
    Seriously America, just visulize the sheer panick in the eyes of invaiding Chinks and Ruskies as we surround their invading armys with Pickup Trucks as far as the eye can see, windows down, AK47’s blazing at the enemy, and BEAUTIFUL TRUCK NUTS swinging from all their trailer hitches.
    A Sage Defense Plan to defend The Home-Land Indeed.
    TRUCK NUTS:
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    Thank you America,.
    Earl Pitts “TRUCK NUTS” American

    • JD

      February 12, 2024 at 7:35 pm

      See – there’s no difference between an Arab taking a women’s rights brandishing and AK47 and f@cking hillbilly MAGAt.

      Other than DemNuts. MAGAts love DemNuts. Why? Because they are all closeted.

      LOCK HIM UP!
      LOCK HIM UP!
      LOCK HIM UP!
      Lock up Earl Shitts, the Donald and the Ronalds McDonalds

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