ABC News Is Most Displeased With Pace of Trump Documents Trial

April 4th, 2024 12:38 AM

The folks over at ABC World News Tonight appear to be vexed and frustrated with the pace of the Trump documents trial, and are beginning to voice their frustrations over it. Worse, they are echoing what seem to be Biden talking points in the process.

Watch the report/venting in its entirety, as aired on ABC World News Tonight on Wednesday, April 4th, 2024:

DAVID MUIR: We turn now to Donald Trump tonight, and Special Counsel Jack Smith signaling his frustration with the Florida judge overseeing the classified documents case. Smith calling a key decision by the judge, quote, “fundamentally flawed”. Here's Pierre Thomas.

PIERRE THOMAS: Tonight, in an extraordinary filing, Special Counsel Jack Smith increasingly frustrated with the Florida judge's handling of the classified documents case, urging her to move the trial forward. Smith bluntly telling Judge Aileen Cannon -- who was appointed by Donald Trump -- that her decision to even consider Trump's claim that he could just declare classified documents to be his personal papers was "fundamentally flawed." Smith's unusually critical language came in response to Judge Cannon's suggestion that she might instruct the jury to take into account Trump's claims that the classified documents were his personal property. Smith writing that such a "legal premise is wrong" and "would distort the trial." And he's urging Judge Cannon to explain her position as soon as possible, making it clear he’s ready to appeal to a higher court. Critics of the judge wonder if she's delaying on purpose to help Donald Trump. An example of just how long some of these decisions are taking -- there was a hearing 34 days ago to discuss when the trial should begin. David, Judge Cannon still has not announced a decision. 

MUIR: You’ll continue to follow it for sure. Pierre Thomas, tonight. Pierre, thank you. 

The script for this report might as well have come from the Special Counsel’s office. There are the multiple expressions of Jack Smith’s frustration. There’s the early mention of Judge Cannon as a Trump appointee. Notice also the criticism of Judge Cannon’s rulings- but there is no legal expert brought in to go over the factual bases that underlie such an objection. 

The entire focus of this report is on the thoughts and feelings of one Jack Smith. ABC News would like you to know that Smith is frustrated, Smith is critical, Smith is urging the judge to rule in his motions and not liking the Judge’s rationale for not yet having done so. All of this is before Pierre Thomas says, “Critics of the judge wonder if she's delaying on purpose to help Donald Trump.” Once again, the old “critics say” dodge rears its ugly head.

As we always say: If it weren’t for regime media, there would be none at all.