Donald Trump has requested that the trial date be set for April 2026 by the federal court presiding over the criminal election case brought against him by special counsel Jack Smith. Donald Trump urged Judge Tanya in DC, in a filing on Thursday night to reject Smith’s request for a trial date in January 2024, claiming that Smith “requests a trial schedule that is quicker any other no-document offenses, asking for just five months to go from the start of disclosure to the selection of the jury.
“The goal of the government is quite evident: to deny Donald Trump as well as his attorney a fair opportunity to be ready for the trial. The attorneys representing the ex-president stated that the jury should reject the government’s plea. They requested that the trial and jury selection be scheduled for 2026 April instead. The trial’s start date will eventually be decided by Chutkan, who has been chosen by ex-President Obama, and who is anticipated to announce her choice before the month ends.
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Donald Trump’s legal team argued, among several other things, that Smith’s suggested trial schedule would be in opposition to the other felony and civil lawsuits Donald Trump is a plaintiff in, such as the Smith-brought classified files case, the New York money case, and the election case in Georgia. Fani Willis, the district attorney for Fulton County, wants her trial to start in March next year, as the media has reported.
Without a doubt, the attorneys stated, “President Trump’s duty to prepare for the case doesn’t end due to pending matters.” “The Court may and should take into account how these concurrent prosecutions may affect Donald Trump’s ability to fulfill the incredibly tight timetables that the government is proposing,” the government said. Days before the US Capitol Attack Memorial Day and the Iowa Caucuses, on January 2, 2024, federal prosecutors have asked for the criminal trial for meddling in the 2020 election to begin.