The witch hunt in Washington, D.C. is entering a new chapter. And it’s not looking good for Donald Trump.
Because federal prosecutors just smacked Trump with one terrifying demand.
Federal prosecutors have requested that former President Donald Trump’s trial for attempting to overturn the 2020 election results begin on January 2, 2024, just two weeks before the Iowa caucuses.
In an eight-page filing with DC federal court on Thursday, special counsel Jack Smith’s team projected that the trial would “take no longer than four to six weeks.”
“A January 2 trial date would vindicate the public’s strong interest in a speedy trial—an interest guaranteed by the Constitution and federal law in all cases, but of particular significance here,” prosecutor Molly Gaston wrote in the filing.
Trump’s legal team has until Aug. 17 to respond to prosecutors’ petition, with a hearing slated for Aug. 28 to set the trial date.
But take a second to realize what this means.
It’s almost as if they chose this date specifically to maximize the damage it could deal to Trump’s campaigning abilities right as the primaries get underway.
Trump, of course, was formally arrested and pled not guilty to Smith’s four-count indictment for his alleged efforts to retain power following his defeat by Joe Biden.
Trump is charged with obstruction and attempting to obstruct an official proceeding, conspiracy to obstruct an official proceeding, conspiracy against rights, and conspiracy to defraud the United States.
US District Judge Tanya Chutkan is in charge of the case, and Trump has publicly chastised her and advocated for her removal.
The 45th President is also facing a 40-count charge in federal court in Florida for allegedly keeping secret national security materials at his Mar-a-Lago estate.
Trump pleaded not guilty Thursday to a superseding incitement charge that included three additional charges against him. Walt Nauta, a co-defendant and Trump valet, was also arraigned on new charges on Thursday.
Federal prosecutors had requested that the trial in the Mar-a-Lago documents case begin on December 11, but US District Judge Aileen Cannon scheduled the date for May 20, 2024.
If that deadline is met, the Florida trial will take place after the majority of the GOP primaries and caucuses in 2024, with just over a half-dozen left to be held.
Do you see how this is all playing out?
If they have their way, Trump will be in court right before the primaries, during them, and God knows if after as well.
The schedule of court appearances is too perfect – like someone has designed it.
But what else would you expect from the swamp?
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