A Pennsylvania federal Judge has formally canceled a Trump campaign evidentiary hearing that had been scheduled to take place on Thursday.
“The evidentiary hearing previously scheduled for Thursday, November 19, 2020 is CANCELLED,” judge Matthew Brann of the United States District Court wrote in his order. The ruling also denies a motion by Trump attorney Linda Kerns to sanction opposing counsel for a supposedly “threatening” phone call.
As noted by Law and Crime News reporter Adam Klasfeld, Judge Brann telegraphed this move in court on Tuesday when he said that he didn’t see the need to hold an evidentiary hearing based on the claims being made by the Trump campaign after Rudy Giuliani admitted in court yesterday that the case didn’t actually involve fraud allegations.
“Context: Rudy Giuliani admitted in court yesterday, ‘This is not a fraud case,’” writes Klasfeld in explaining why the judge saw no need to hold a hearing on fraud evidence when Giuliani said that there’s no fraud involved.
Rudy Giuliani admitted in court yesterday, “This is not a fraud case.”
The aggrieved lawyer, Linda Ann Kearns, complained about an allegedly harassing call and Rudy said she needs “protection.”
Judge Brann’s response yesterday: https://t.co/eNJBIAhrL1
— Adam Klasfeld (@KlasfeldReports) November 18, 2020