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Eric Holder: Trump’s Candidacy in 2024 Is “Simply Absurd” If Found Guilty of Mishandling Classified Documents

Trump’s Potential Candidacy for 2024 Presidential Election Put into Question Over Pending Charges of Classified Documents Mishandling

Former US Attorney General under the Obama administration, Eric Holder, voiced out his opinion regarding former President Donald Trump’s plan to run again for the presidency in 2024. Holder deemed it “simply absurd” for Trump to assume office again if he is found guilty of mishandling classified documents.

Trump was indicted on 37 counts over keeping top-secret documents after he left the White House in January 2021 and allegedly obstructing government efforts to recover them. These charges include willful retention of national defense information and conspiracy to obstruct justice. Despite the indictments, Trump remains adamant about running again in 2024.

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Holder stated that the notion of Trump being convicted of mishandling classified documents and then later being elected as President, or whenever it happens, is inconsistent with the concept of fairness and the rule of law. An impeachment proceeding would be triggered should Trump be found guilty while in office, and he would ultimately be removed from the role.

However, Trump has said that he has no intention of stepping aside. He reassured Politico that he would continue to fight and remain in the race for the upcoming presidential election. This situation raises questions about how the accusations against Trump might affect his candidacy. It remains to be seen if the charges will deter his supporters from voting for him.

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Holder also expressed concern about Aileen Cannon, the judge who will preside over the case. He questioned Cannon’s legal acumen in handling a case of this magnitude. Cannon was appointed by Trump in 2020, and her prior rulings have been criticized. She granted the former president’s request for a special master to review the documents the FBI obtained during a search of Mar-a-Lago last August. Her ruling was eventually overturned by a federal appeals court.

Holder suggested that Cannon should step aside, and another judge should take over the case. As the presiding judge, Cannon has the power to delay the case, which could push it past the general election and well into the primary season. This possibility seems to be the most concerning for Holder.

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The implications of Trump’s pending charges extend to his potential candidacy in 2024. The case also raises concerns about the administration of justice, especially if people in positions of power are seen to be abusing their authority or influencing the courts or the judicial process. As the case progresses, the implications for Trump’s candidacy and the perception of the justice system remain to be seen.

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