Trump’s Legal Team Pushes for Trial Delay

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( – Former President Donald Trump’s lawyers want the federal case into the events of January 6, 2021 not to be tried until April 2026. This date is more than two years after the Department of Justice’s recommended date, as prosecutors have been pushing that the latest the trial can begin is Jan. 2, 2024.

Trump’s legal team stated in a filing that the delay was necessary considering the huge volume of evidence, 11.5 million pages, that they were called to look over, as well as the unprecedented nature of this particular case. They further argued that in order to be able to meet the date suggested by the Department of Justice, they would have to review around 100,000 pages each day.

The decision on the trial date is going to be made by U.S. District Judge Tanya Chutkan, who currently has a hearing set for August 28. On that date, there will be a court hearing to discuss these possible dates.

Trump is already expected to have a very full calendar in 2024, as he is running in the 2024 Republican presidential primary race. As such, 2024 is bound to be full of campaign appearances and following his recent indictments, court dates. Trump has been indicted four times so far this year.

The first indictment and case has a trial date of March 25 in New York. This relates to a hush money payment made on Trump’s behalf to adult film star Stormy Daniels.

Recently, Trump and 18 of his allies were indicted by a Fulton County grand jury. The proposed date for that trial is suggested to be March 4, only one day before Super Tuesday.

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