Judge Declines To Dismiss Trump Classified Documents Case

FILE - Former President Donald Trump attends jury selection at Manhattan criminal court in New York, April 15, 2024. Trump's criminal hush money trial involves allegations that he falsified his company's records to hide the true nature of payments to his former lawyer Michael Cohen, who helped bury negative stories about him during the 2016 presidential campaign. He's pleaded not guilty. (Jeenah Moon/Pool Photo via AP, File)

U.S. District Judge Aileen Cannon on Monday rejected defense motions to dismiss more than half a dozen charges against former President Donald Trump related to his alleged mishandling of classified documents.

Trump is charged with the mishandling classified documents that were stored at his Mar-a-Lago resort in Palm Beach, Florida, after he left the Oval Office. An FBI raid in August of 2022 seized roughly 100 documents that bared various classified markings.

The defense sought to dismiss charges related to false statements and obstruction of justice. But Cannon claimed the defense’s arguments did not warrant a dismissal of the charges.

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