Cannon, appointed to a federal bench by Trump in 2020, “publicly applied…in writing” for a future High Court vacancy by granting Trump’s request for a “special master” to review documents seized from his home. by the FBI. The intervention was questioned by legal experts, one of whom called Cannon “biased and corrupt”.
O’Donnell said that if Trump (or Florida Governor Ron DeSantis) is elected president, the shortlist would only include his name and he would stay there “as long as it takes another Republican to win the Electoral College. “.
Cannon this week issued the independent arbitrator’s order over objections from the Justice Department, which is investigating Trump for allegedly hiding classified documents at Mar-a-Lago. Trump claimed the material was protected by an “executed lien”. Cannon claimed that Trump could suffer “reputational damage” if he were to be indicted.
O’Donnell scoffed at Cannon’s concern for Trump.
“You can’t suffer reputational damage if you’ve already destroyed your reputation,” he said.