Monica Lewinsky wants Judge Aileen Cannon impeached

 June 26, 2024

While former White House intern Monica Lewinsky gained international fame for her affair with former President Bill Clinton, she has kept a relatively low profile in the decades since.

Yet in an unusual move, Lewinsky reemerged this week to argue that Judge Aileen Cannon should be impeached. 

Lewinsky "angry" about handling of Trump's documents case

According to USA Today, put up a rambling social media post on Tuesday in which she lashed out at the judge overseeing former President Donald Trump's classified documents case.

Lewinsky wrote that she "awakened angry about the documents case in florida," adding that it is "insane" the case has not gone to trial yet while expressing her hope that Cannon will face impeachment.

She then went on to take aim at Trump's alleged conduct regarding classified material, stating, "IF the documents had been declassified (which they weren’t) then all trump had to do was xerox them and return originals that were being asked for and explain they were declassified (again, for those in back, which they weren’t)."

Cannon rejected call to step away from case

"IF it had been an honest (ahem) mistake to take them… just return them — LIKE EVERY OTHER PRESIDENT WHO WAS FOUND TO HAVE CLASSIFIED MATERIALS IN THEIR PRIVATE POSSESSION. (which still would have warranted an investigation but maybe not resulted in a trial.)," Lewinski continued.

The former White House intern concluded by asserting that "the danger and damage done by" Cannon has been "mind-numbing."

USA Today noted how Lewinsky's comments came days after The New York Times reported that Cannon rejected suggestions from colleagues that she hand Trump's case off to someone else.

The Times cited two anonymous sources as saying that one of those suggestions came in the form of a phone call from Southern District of Florida Chief Judge Cecilia Altonaga.

Cannon heard arguments over Jack Smith's appointment

Meanwhile, Cannon heard arguments this past Friday and Monday over whether the man prosecuting Trump was lawfully appointed.

As New York Sun columnist A.R. Hoffman pointed out in an op-ed piece, Trump's defense team argued in a brief filed this past February that Attorney General Merrick Garland acted unconstitutionally by hiring Jack Smith as special counsel.

"The Appointments Clause does not permit the Attorney General to appoint, without Senate confirmation, a private citizen and like-minded political ally to wield the prosecutorial power of the United States," it read.

"As such, Jack Smith lacks the authority to prosecute this action," the filing went on to contend.

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