Judge rejects disgraced former president’s bid to dismiss classified documents case but agrees to strike one allegation

Source: CBS News

“The federal judge overseeing special counsel Jack Smith’s classified documents case against Donald Trump once again rejected requests by the former president’s legal team to dismiss the charges against him, according to an order filed Monday evening. Judge Aileen Cannon denied numerous claims by Trump’s defense attorneys and his co-defendants arguing the 2023 indictment was technically flawed, but she criticized prosecutors’ description of one incident as unnecessary to the charges and agreed to strike a single paragraph from the charging document because she said it ‘improperly contained uncharged offense allegations.’ … she ruled nearly all of the 60-page indictment would stand, except for a single paragraph in which prosecutors described a moment in 2021 when Trump allegedly showed an individual who did not hold a security clearance a classified map of a foreign nation.” (06/10/24)