Jack Smith, Trump attorneys suggest new date for Trump classified records trial

by | Feb 29, 2024

New trial start dates were suggested by President Trump's attorneys and special counsel Jack Smith for the investigation into Trump’s alleged improper retention of classified records.

In a filing on Thursday evening, the special counsel suggested that the trial start on July 8. The trial was originally scheduled to begin on May 20.

Stating in a filing that a fair trial cannot be conducted this year in a manner that is constitutional because he is the leading Republican candidate in the 2024 presidential election, Trump's attorneys reluctantly requested that the trial begin on August 12.

The trial would begin just days before the Republican National Convention in Milwaukee, running from July 15 to July 18.

That trial was scheduled to begin in Washington, D.C., on March 4, but it is currently pending until the Supreme Court makes a decision on whether Trump has presidential immunity from prosecution in his election interference case. The decision is expected sometime in the middle of June.

Source: Fox News



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