The lawyer in former President Donald Trump's Georgia case is launching an effort to get the case delayed until after the 2024 election.
The case is the one involving the most co-defendants of any Trump case along with 13 charges against him.
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"Can you imagine the notion of the Republican nominee for president not being able to to campaign for the presidency because he is, in some form or fashion, in a courtroom defending himself?" his lawyer stated.
"That would be the most-effective election interference in the history of the United States," he added.
She has to be furious.https://t.co/7IZ0UnbqXj
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"The judge presiding over Donald Trump’s case in Fulton County, Ga., expressed reservations last week that he could be tried in his racketeering case should he manage to win next year’s presidential election," Conservative Brief reported.
"The Washington Examiner reported that Superior Court Judge Scott McAfee asked during a proceeding on Friday, 'If your client does win election in 2024, could he even be tried in 2025?'" it continued.
If Donald Trump were to stand trial in Georgia next fall, it would amount to the "most effective election interference" in U.S. history, the former president's attorney told the judge presiding over the criminal case. https://t.co/FSPWeFuHVF
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Fulton County prosecutor Nathan Wade has rejected the effort so far.
“This is not election interference. This is moving forward with the business of Fulton County. I don’t think that it any way impedes defendant Trump’s ability to campaign or do whatever he needs to do in order to seek office,” Wade said.
He also said this "while also acknowledging to the judge that the trial would be expected to last at least four months — past Election Day if it were to start in August."
The case is in addition to other Trump cases in New York, Florida and Washington. His most recent case in New York seeks liability damages for $250 million plus the potential banning of him doing business in the state.
The battle continues against the former president on multiple legal fronts while he seeks a comeback bid to the White House as he currently leads polls and is on path for a rematch against President Joe Biden next November.