Entangled in legal trouble, Donald Trump is now fixed on another calendar element: the trial over his management of confidential US government documents will begin on May 20, 2024, before the presidential election of November 2024, in which he is a candidate. The information comes from the US court, which issued the order on Friday, July 21.
Donald Trump's lawyers had refused to set a date, declaring, however, that any trial should take place after the presidential election of November 2024, while their client is the current favorite in the race for the Republican nomination.
District Judge Aileen Cannon did not follow the submissions of federal prosecutors, who had asked her to schedule the trial in December.
Ex-president on 37 counts
Donald Trump was indicted on July 8 on 37 counts in the investigation into his handling of confidential US government documents found last year at his Florida home.
The former president has pleaded not guilty. Donald Trump is also scheduled to appear on March 25 in a Manhattan court in the case of the payment made by his former lawyer to the actress of film X Stormy Daniels during the electoral campaign of 2016.
The ex-president "defends himself in a very infantile way"
The former president also said Tuesday that he had received a letter informing him that he was under investigation over his efforts to reverse the result of the November 2020 presidential election lost to his Democratic rival Joe Biden.
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