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Judge Sets Trump Classified Documents Trial For May 2024

If the May 2024 date sticks, it will likely come after the winner of the Republican nomination is set.

Federal Judge Aileen Cannon has set the trial date for the classified documents case against former President Donald Trump for May 2024, according to a new court filing.

The Story: The decision comes after special counsel Jack Smith had requested a December trial date but a blow to the former president who wanted the trial delayed until after the 2024 election.

  • Cannon, a Trump appointee, had set a tentative trial date for August 14.
  • In other court filings, prosecutors called for the case to proceed “expeditiously” but Cannon ruled Friday the special counsel’s request was “too accelerated”.

Why it matters: If the May 2024 date sticks, it will likely come after the winner of the Republican nomination is set but before the party conventions.

  • Trump had wanted the trial delayed until after the 2024 presidential election, arguing that it would be improper for the special counsel to prosecute a presidential nominee.
  • A Trump spokesperson did not immediately respond to Fwrd Axis’ request for comment.

This is a developing story and will be updated with more information.

Stephen Anderson
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Stephen Michael is a Political Correspondent based in the United States. He has reached a global audience with his coverage of the 2020 Election and Trump White House. Michael joins Forward Axis News after spending time with the Project Spurs Network since 2014 and covering reality TV in the UK, Australia, and Canada.

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