President Donald J. Trump listens to participants deliver remarks during the National Dialog on Safely Reopening America’s Schools event Tuesday, July 7, 2020, in the East Room of the White House. (Official White House Photo by Andrea Hanks)
A legal analyst recently explained why Americans should not expect much legal persuading from judges currently on the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals that were appointed by former President Donald Trump.
On Saturday, September 17, attorney and legal analyst Elie Mystal appeared on MSNBC News’ “The Cross Connection” where she weighed in on the U.S. Department of Justice’s investigation into Trump and the documents confiscated from his Mar-a-Lago estate by the Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI).
Since Florida Judge Aileen Cannon’s appointment of a special master to review the confiscated documents, Myskal insists the possible outcome still appears to be a mystery due to six of the judges being appointed by the former president.
During the interview, Myskal spoke with MSNBC’s Tiffany Cross, Trump may have the advantage of achieving favorable outcomes in each case being overseen by judges he appointed.
“The DOJ is no longer appealing fighting a special master and they are only asking for a small stay for part of the order. What do you think the DOJ’s play is here? What is the reasoning behind that?,” host Cross asked.
“They’re realizing that the 11th circuit is also infected with Trump judges, right?” Mystal exclaimed. “Aileen Cannon, this district judge was making these horrible, biased corrupt decisions, she was appointed by Trump and confirmed nine days after he lost the election.”
He went on to explain why the sitting judges are problematic. “The six judges on the 11th Circuit are Trump judges,” he continued. “That is a huge problem. A third of the Supreme Court was appointed by Donald Trump. Every one of the 234 or so judges that Trump appointed is suspect.”
According to Myskal, the judicial makeup Trump left behind serves as a threat to the United States’ democracy.
“We have to start understanding that these are 234 land mines that Trump left behind in order to potentially blow up our democracy down the road,” he explained. “These people serve for life. I have said on this program and many programs that one of the key reasons that Trump is not already in jail is that he keeps finding people who are willing to lie, cheat, and debase themselves for him.”
“Aileen Cannon is just the latest person who is willing to debase herself, her profession, and her office in service of Donald Trump,” Mystal insisted. “So he found another one. And he might find some more on the 11th Circuit. he might find some more on the Supreme Court.”
“The DOJis trying to navigate that reality and all I’m trying to say is to get people to understand that reality; that is not new. People who now say the 11th Circuit may be more reasonable, again, you can’t count on that. You have to treat every single Trump appointee as suspect until proven otherwise.”
Watch the full discussion below or at this link.
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