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Federal Judge Denies Trump’s Request to Delay Classified Documents Trial
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In a recent development in the legal battles surrounding former President Donald Trump, U.S. District Judge Aileen Cannon, based in Florida, has rejected a plea from Trump’s defense lawyers to postpone his trial involving classified documents. Despite the defense team’s arguments, Judge Cannon deemed the request “premature” but did adjust other deadlines within the case. The trial is slated to commence on May 20, 2024, although Judge Cannon hinted at the possibility of revisiting the later trial date.

Background and Defense Arguments

Donald Trump’s legal team had sought a delay, asserting the need for additional time to review an extensive collection of evidence thoroughly. They also cited scheduling conflicts arising from other ongoing legal proceedings against Trump, including three criminal prosecutions awaiting trial. Special counsel Jack Smith vehemently opposed the delay, urging the judge to maintain the trial date.

Judge Cannon’s Sympathy and Decision

During a recent hearing and in her subsequent written order, Judge Cannon expressed sympathy toward the defense’s challenges. She acknowledged the “unusually high volume of classified and unclassified evidence” in the case and noted Trump’s upcoming federal trial in Washington, along with a state trial in New York, both scheduled for March. Despite her understanding, Judge Cannon retained the May 20 trial date while pushing back various pretrial motion deadlines. However, she affirmed her willingness to reconsider the defense’s request during a scheduling conference in March.


Details of the Florida Case

The case in Florida involves numerous felony charges against the former Republican president, accusing him of unlawfully retaining classified documents at his Palm Beach estate, Mar-a-Lago, and concealing them from government investigators. Trump, maintaining his innocence, has pleaded not guilty to these charges.

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Trump’s Legal Landscape

Apart from the Florida case, Trump faces a federal trial on March 4, 2024, in Washington over allegations of plotting to overturn the 2020 presidential election, which he lost to Democrat Joe Biden. Additional legal challenges include charges in Georgia related to attempting to subvert the state’s vote and a New York case accusing him of falsifying business records in connection with hush money payments to adult film star Stormy Daniels before the 2016 election.

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A trial is ongoing in a separate business fraud case in New York, with Trump steadfastly denying any wrongdoing. He continues to assert, without evidence, that these legal actions are politically motivated attempts to hinder his potential return to the White House.

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