Donald Trump’s campaign gets dealt a devastating blow

Donald Trump

So far, former President Trump has been dodging bullets. But he’s finally been caught.

And now the Donald Trump campaign has been dealt a devastating blow.

The trial of former president Donald Trump and 18 co-defendants in the 2020 election case has been proposed to begin on March 4, 2024, by Fulton County district attorney Fani Willis.

This puts the potential for a hearing for Trump in this case to begin right before the biggest day in the Republican primary, Super Tuesday.

Super Tuesday brings voters from sixteen different states to the ballot box for Republican voters to choose who they want to be the nominee.

Additionally, Willis has asked for the accused to be arraigned the week of September 5.

This week, a grand jury in Georgia indicted 19 people for conspiring to change the outcome of the 2020 presidential election in Georgia.

Trump is being charged with 13 felonies, including conspiracy to commit forgery and filing false documents as well as Solicitation of Violation of Oath by Public Officer and breaking the Georgia Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act.

In addition to Trump, numerous members of his previous legal team, including Rudy Giuliani, John Eastman, Jenna Ellis, and Sidney Powell, are named as defendants in the 98-page indictment that was unsealed on Monday evening.

Pro-Trump attorney Kenneth Chesebro, ex-Department of Justice official Jeffrey Clark, Trump campaign official Mike Roman, attorney Robert Cheeley, former Georgia GOP chair and fake elector David Shafer, fake elector Shawn Still, pastor Stephen Lee, Black Voices for Trump leader Harrison Floyd, publicist Trevian Kutti, lawyer Ray Smith, and three officials connected to the Trump Foundation have also been charged in connection with Fulton County district attorney Fani Willis’s investigation.

In addition to his presidential campaign, Trump will spend much of this year navigating four pending criminal cases.

Trump will have his hands full in the first several months of 2024, which is a busy time for any presidential contender.

The special counsel’s office has proposed January 2 as the trial date in the case it will bring against Trump in connection with the 2020 presidential race. On January 15, the day of the Iowa Caucus, E. Jean Carroll will file a slander lawsuit against Trump.

However, since this is a civil case, Trump will not be compelled to physically appear in court. Even after Carroll won her first lawsuit against Trump over his defamatory comments about the alleged assault, Trump continued to mock her and stand by his claims, prompting her to bring a second lawsuit.

If the trial date proposed by Willis in Georgia goes forward, it will begin on the Monday before Super Tuesday. Trump’s hush-money trial in Manhattan is scheduled to begin on March 25, 2019, although Manhattan district attorney Alvin Bragg has indicated he is flexible on this date.

Two months later, on May 20, just a day before the primaries in Kentucky and Oregon, the trial in the special counsel’s classified documents case against Trump is scheduled to begin.

Similar to their strategy in the classified documents case, Trump’s legal team is expected to try to prevent any efforts to trial the former president before the November 2024 election.

Trump now faces a total of 91 charges across four separate cases, including 34 felony counts of falsifying business records related to a hush-money payment to adult film actress Stormy Daniels, 42 felony counts stemming from Smith’s investigation into his alleged mishandling of classified documents, four felony counts in the special counsel’s January 6 case, and 13 felony charges in the Georgia election case.

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