Aileen Cannon to hold first pre-trial hearing that could provide insight into likely timeline for classified documents case

Good morning, US politics blog readers. US district court judge Aileen Cannon, the federal judge presiding over Donald Trump’s trial for allegedly mishandling classified documents, is scheduled to meet with prosecutors and the former president’s attorneys for the first time this afternoon.

The public hearing, set to take place at Cannon’s courthouse in Fort Pierce, Florida, is the first one she has held in the case that began when federal prosecutors, led by special counsel Jack Smith, indicted the former president last month. Earlier court sessions were held in Miami by federal magistrate judges.

10am: House majority leader Steve Scalise, House majority whip Tom Emmer and Republican conference chair Elise Stefanik will hold a news conference after a closed GOP meeting.

10.45 am: House Democratic Caucus chair Pete Aguilar, vice chair Ted Lieu, Mark Takano, Raul Ruiz and Mikie Sherrill will hold a news conference after the House Democrats’ meeting.

1.15pm: President Joe Biden will meet with Israeli President Isaac Herzog in the Oval Office.

1.30pm: White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre will hold a briefing.

3pm: The Senate will meet to take up Rachel Bloomekatz’s nomination to become a US circuit judge. There will also be a vote on a motion to invoke cloture on the motion to proceed to the National Defense Authorization Act.

4pm: Florida Republican Governor Ron DeSantis will be interviewed by CNN’s Jake Tapper, his first discussion with a major news organization other than Fox News.

5pm: Biden will meet with Cardinal Matteo Zuppi to discuss Ukraine.

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