The judge assigned to oversee Trump’s criminal case was appointed by Trump himself

U.S. District Judge Aileen Cannon, appointed by Trump in 2020, has been assigned to oversee the former president’s criminal case.

Case background: The case stems from Donald Trump’s indictment, and Judge Cannon has previously ruled in favor of Trump’s request to appoint a special master to review documents seized by the FBI from Mar-a-Lago.
* This ruling temporarily stopped federal prosecutors from continuing their investigation into the documents.
* The Justice Department pushed back, arguing that it would “significantly harm important governmental interests, including national security interests.”

Key details: Judge Cannon also ruled to unseal a list of items the FBI seized from Trump’s home, and if Trump is convicted and Cannon remains on the case, she would be responsible for determining his sentence.
* The attorneys working with Trump on the case, Jim Trusty and John Rowley, resigned from representing him Friday morning following his indictment by a federal grand jury.

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