Federal prosecutors eye a speedy trial in Trump’s latest indictment. The 2020 election trial interference case for Donald Trump will be set in 2024. Prosecutors are attempting to solidify the date of January 2, 2024 days before the anniversary of the attack on the United States capital. In a filing today, Thursday, August 10, 2023, the special counsel to the Department of Justice noted that its total presentation of evidence in the trial would take “no longer than four to six weeks.”
As quoted from CNN news, “A January 2 trial date would vindicate the public’s strong interest in a speedy trial – an interest guaranteed by the Constitution and federal law in all cases, but of particular significance here, where the defendant, a former president, is charged with conspiring to overturn the legitimate results of the 2020 presidential election, obstruct the certification of the election results, and discount citizens’ legitimate votes,” prosecutors wrote. With this in mind, jury selection would be held before the holidays in December 2023. A decision in this filing may be made by the end of this month by Judge Tanya Chutkan of the federal court in Washington D.C.
Trump’s team will have to navigate dates as the former president has two other indictments to date and another fourth possibly on its way. Much of the federal case indictment of January 6th is already public knowledge and Trump to date is the only defendant. This may expedite proceedings before the two other indictments.
Prosecutors have stated that Trump “was determined to remain in power” after the 2020 election loss. They state that he and six (6) unindicted co-conspirators planned a plot to overthrow the United States presidential election of 2020.
Let it be noted that Donald Trump has pleaded not guilty on all counts.
Has he seen the videotape?