Trump criminal case judge hears quote to postpone trial previous election

Attorneys for previous President Donald Trump Chris Kise (C) and Todd Blanche (R) come to The Alto Lee Adams Sr. United States Courthouse on July 18, 2023 in Fort Pierce, Florida.

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The judge commanding Donald Trump’s federal criminal case appeared doubtful Tuesday of the previous president’s argument that the trial over his handling of categorized files need to be postponed beyond the 2024 election, NBC News reported.

But Judge Aileen Cannon, whom Trump selected to the federal bench, appeared no warmer towards the Department of Justice’s position that the trial need to start in mid-December.

The hearing ended without a judgment. But Cannon appeared to dismiss particular arguments, specifically one advanced by a defense lawyer who argued that Trump would not have the ability to get a reasonable jury to hear his case while he stays a leading governmental prospect, NBC’s Ken Dilanian reported. Trump is the clear frontrunner in the Republican main field.

The Tuesday afternoon case marked the very first pretrial hearing in the unmatched federal criminal case versus the previous president and his assistant, Walt Nauta.

Trump deals with 37 criminal counts connected to his supposed mishandling of categorized files after leaving the White House. The most major charges versus him bring 20-year optimum jail terms. He pleaded innocent to all the rely on June 13. Nauta, Trump’s valet and co-defendant, pleaded innocent previously this month to 6 criminal charges.

The hearing occurred in federal court in Fort Pierce, Florida, prior to Cannon, who had commanded a different legal disagreement associated to the categorized files that the FBI had actually taken from Mar-a-Lago.

She drew criticism from legal professionals in that matter when she gave Trump’s demand to select an independent authorities to examine the taken records, momentarily stopping the DOJ’s examination.

Tuesday’s hearing was initially arranged in order to attend to how the delicate categorized info at the center of the case will be dealt with. But on Monday, Cannon informed the celebrations to be prepared to discuss their propositions for when the trial need to begin.

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