Federal Judge Refuses to Dismiss Trump’s Classified Documents Case

Trump’s legal team has argued that prior presidents were permitted to retain papers after leaving the White House, but a federal court declined to throw out the secret materials case against him on Thursday.

They said that their client in the Florida records case had the authority to mark files as personal and remove them from office in accordance with the 1978 Presidential Records Act.

This is Trump’s most recent setback in his court battles. He is scheduled to appear in New York court eleven days from now to begin a trial for corporate fraud.

All four charges against him have been the subject of repeated attempts by his attorneys to get them postponed or dropped.

Prosecutors say Trump willfully withheld and failed to turn over materials crucial to national security. He rejects every accusation, having pleaded not guilty to each charge.

According to Special Counsel Jack Smith, the papers were not private; instead, they were for national security and the military, such as the American nuclear program.

According to Judge Aileen Cannon, who sided with the prosecution in a three-page judgment, the indictment did not mention or depend on the Presidential Records Act.

Just twenty-four hours before the Florida judgment, he was unsuccessful in his attempts to postpone proceedings in both Georgia and New York.

According to Trump, the four criminal charges filed against him are motivated by political motives. Although the attorneys on both sides have acknowledged that the trial will be postponed, it is still scheduled to begin on May 20.

A four-point advantage for Trump remains in the most recent DailyMail.com/J.L. Partners poll.

Even after the January 6 assault of legal disputes and political unrest, Americans remember his administration primarily for his flourishing economy.

Given his regular court appearances and legal strategy discussions, finding time to visit the crucial swing states that will determine who will inhabit the White House for the next four years may be Trump’s most significant challenge.