Florida judge denies dismissing charges against Donald Trump in classified documents case

Florida judge denies dismissing charges against Donald Trump in classified documents case

Miami – Judge Aileen Cannon refused this Thursday to dismiss charges 1 to 32 of the criminal case in Florida for the mishandling of confidential documents against the former president donald trump after leaving the White House in 2021, according to court documents.

The former president’s lawyers sought to have Judge Cannon, nominated by Trump during his term, dismiss the more than 40-count indictment charging the former president with mishandling classified documents and resisting government efforts to recover them.

Trump’s defense argued that the former president had a legal right to retain the confidential records he is accused of illegally withholding.

Trump, who arrived this morning at the courthouse in Fort Pierce, about 200 kilometers north of Miami, has also sought to delay the trial.

This week, Brian Butler, a Mar-a-Lago worker identified in the indictment as ‘Trump Employee 5,’ told CNN that he does not believe the accusation over the handling of confidential documents at the club is a witch hunt. former president in Palm Beach.

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