The trial date for the prosecution of former President Donald Trump’s classified documents front-runner case is set for August 14th, 2023.
“The timeline on the Classified Docs Case is likely to be delayed due to pretrial litigation and the handling of classified material,” said The New York Times.
U.S. District Judge Aileen M. Cannon, who is presiding over the case, has experienced delays in previous cases.
Cannon is also under scrutiny for disrupting the investigation into Trump’s possession of confidential documents, only to be overturned by a conservative appeals court.
Trump and his aide Walt Nauta were both indicted on June 8th, 2023
“The 45th U.S. president obstructed investigators and shared classified information with visitors to his Mar-a-Lago estate in Palm Beach, Florida.,” said Federal prosecutors, led by Special Counsel Jack Smith
It is speculated that Trump may seek to delay the trial since he still doesn’t have a legal team after his attorneys resigned.
The trial dates may coincide with the Republican primary debates. Trump is the GOP front-runner for Us 2024 Presidential Elections.
The first Republican presidential debate of the 2024 election cycle will be held on August 23, 2023, which coincides with the trial timelines.
Trump has Other Court Battles including the federal trial concerning the documents isn’t the only legal case hovering over Trump, making his Republican supporters worried.
Other investigations include:
- Court proceedings in Manhattan over whether he falsified business documents.
- A defamation trial was brought by E. Jean Carroll.
- District Attorney Fani Willis’ ongoing case involving Trump and his allies following the 2020 election in Fulton County, Georgia.
- Smith’s separate investigation related to Trump’s alleged interference with the certification of the 2020 election, in which President Joe Biden won the most votes.
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