You want Donald J. Trump to go through a “speedy trial” in connection with the document pilfering for which he has been indicted?
U.S. District Judge Aileen Cannon said “OK” to one, setting a tentative trial date of Aug. 14 — that’s this coming Aug. 14! — for Trump to seek to fend off allegations that he put our national security at risk by squirreling away classified documents in his mansion as he left the White House.
To be sure, Cannon’s trial date is sure to get pushed back, as both sides likely will want more time to prepare for trial.
But … holy fast-track, Batman! This is what I call speedy in the truest sense of the term.
What makes it so remarkable is that Judge Cannon is seen as a Trump ally, given that the ex-POTUS nominated her to the federal bench. She also had been rebuked sternly by the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals over some rulings she handed down in the handling of those documents right after the FBI seized them.
I have to hand it to Cannon, though, for placing this matter on the fastest track … ever!
I just hope the expected delays won’t keep us from reaching a verdict fairly soon in what looks for all the world like a slam-dunk case compiled by the special counsel and his team.