‘Unfit for the Bench’: Trump-Appointed Judge Orders Halt to DOJ Review of Seized Materials
“This judge is now an active participant in Trump’s crimes,” said one critic. Judge Aileen Cannon “engaged herself in obstruction of justice”.
Cannon, who was appointed by the former Republican president and confirmed after he lost the 2020 election, ruled that Trump “faces an unquantifiable potential harm by way of improper disclosure of sensitive information to the public” if the review of the materials, which included documents marked “confidential” and “top secret” continues.
Political scientist Norman Ornstein noted that lawyers for Trump hand-picked Cannon to oversee the case.
Cannon “has violated her oath and is unfit for the bench,” he tweeted, adding that her ruling is “a clear-cut impeachable offense.”