Georgia Prosecutors Seek August 2024 Trial Start for Trump’s Election Case

In the criminal case involving the former president and 14 co-defendants accused of election subversion in Georgia, Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis has proposed a new start date for the trial.

Initially suggesting a March start, Willis has now asked a Georgia Judge to schedule the trial to commence on August 5, 2024. This timeline raises the possibility of the trial coinciding with Election Day.

Willis, in her recent request, took note of Trump’s other trials scheduled throughout the spring of the following year. She reiterated her intention to prosecute Trump and his co-defendants in this particular case.

If the Fulton County Superior Court Judge Scott McAfee, overseeing the case, approves Willis’s request, it implies that Trump’s trial may begin shortly after the Republican National Convention and could extend beyond Election Day. Willis mentioned last week that the trial might span several months, possibly extending into early 2025.

In addition, Willis’s office has urged the Judge to establish a final deadline of June 5 for any plea deals. This means that any remaining co-defendants wishing to negotiate a plea deal with prosecutors to avoid trial must do so before the specified deadline.

The upcoming year is marked by a series of trials for the former president, with the first half seeing Trump navigating through various legal proceedings. Two civil trials are set for January, followed by his initial criminal trial on March 5, where he faces charges of four federal felonies related to attempting to overturn the 2020 election.

The subsequent trial, commencing on March 25, focuses on the alleged hush money payment made to adult star actor Stormy Daniels. Another trial is scheduled for May 20, addressing his handling of classified documents in federal court in Florida.


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