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 August 17, 2023

Fulton County DA tries to schedule Trump case for this key 2024 election date

The Georgia prosecutor who just indicted former President Donald Trump is now attempting to have the case begin during the height of the 2024 presidential primary season. 

Fox News reports that Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis (D) has proposed a starting date, for Trump's trial, of March 4, 2024.

Fox reports:

The proposed trial date is one day before elections on Super Tuesday, when the largest number of delegates are up for grabs of any single day in the primary cycle. For presidential candidates, it's a day that can make or break a campaign. Roughly 14 primaries are set to be held across the country, from California and Texas to Massachusetts and Maine.

Trump has alleged that Willis's indictment of him is merely the Democrats' latest attempt to interfere with his 2024 presidential campaign.

Trump - the clear frontrunner for the Republicans - reiterated this allegation on Thursday in a Truth Social post.

He wrote:

Remember, all of these Indictments, Federal, State, and Local, were conceived and generated by Crooked Joe Biden and his staff of Radical Left Lunatics and Thugs for purposes of interfering with the 2020 Presidential Election. None of these trials should be allowed to begin prior to the Election. Republicans must get tougher and smarter, FAST!

Willis's attempt to make March 4, 2024, the commencement date of Trump's trial would only seem to support Trump's contention that Willis is motivated, here, by a desire to interfere with Trump's 2024 campaign.

As former acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker put it:

They've now scheduled this first trial on the day before Super Tuesday – whe[n] 15 states plus American Samoa are going to go vote. And if you're thinking you can prepare for a trial and visit 15 states in the lead up to Super Tuesday, I mean, that's going to be impossible.

Willis indicted Trump, along with 18 other individuals, on Monday.

The defendants stand accused of committing various crimes in relation to the 2020 presidential election - specifically in relation to Trump and his associate's attempt to challenge the results of the 2020 presidential election in Georgia.

Legal experts, including renowned defense attorney Allan Dershowitz - a liberal who is no supporter of Trump, or, for that matter, any other Republican - have argued that neither Trump nor Trump's associates have committed any crimes in their post-2020 election actions.

At the time of this writing, an arraignment date has not been set.

Willis has proposed an arraignment date of Sept. 5, 2023.

But, it will be up to the judge to decide whether or not to accept the dates that Willis has proposed for the arraignment and for the commencement of the trial.

Written By:
Oliver Winters

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