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Prosecutor investigating Trump calls for trial of confidential documents to begin on July 8

The special prosecutor investigating the former president donald trump (2017-2021), Jack SmithThis Thursday, he requested that the criminal trial regarding the retention of confidential documents – one of four criminal cases against the republican – begin on July 8.

Smith proposed this date to the district judge in writing. Aileen Cannonpresiding over Trump’s criminal trial in Florida and that tomorrow I will be able to decide when it will start.

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If it goes ahead, the prosecutor’s proposal would completely affect the Trump campaign and itself. Republican National Conventionwhich will be held from July 15th to 18th in Milwaukee (Wisconsin), in which the Republican candidate for president will be officially confirmed.

The trial against the former president for illegally storing confidential documents from when he was president in one of his mansions in Florida was scheduled for May 20.

The lawyers of donald trump They did the same and presented an alternative date, August 12, although they continued to insist that the trial should take place after the November 5 elections.

With each of the processes they did the same, trying to delay them as much as possible. If Trump is elected candidate and wins the election against the president Joe Biden (possible Democratic candidate), could be pardoned if convicted.

In documents presented this Thursday, Trump’s lawyers insist on his busy schedule as a Republican candidate and even include a calendar with a list of the dates of the presidential primaries and the Republican convention.

As the leading candidate in the 2024 election, President Trump fully asserts that a fair trial cannot be held this year in a manner consistent with the Constitution.“, pointed out the lawyers.

At a hearing to be held this Friday, Judge Cannon will be able to express her opinion on the calendar of the judicial process.

Of the four criminal trials against Trump, the only one that has a set date, for now, is that of New Yorkfor alleged irregular payments to the former adult film actress Stormy Daniels, scheduled for March 25th. The remaining processes await decisions from the Supreme Court.

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Precisely on Wednesday, the TS agreed to decide whether the former Republican president can be tried for electoral interference in the 2020 presidential elections or whether he has immunity.

This announcement means in practice a new postponement of the trial against Trump in Washington D.C, which was initially scheduled for March 4, but had already been postponed. Previous procedures remain on hold until there is a decision on the matter.

There is also no trial date for the case in Georgia in which the County Attorney’s Office Fulton accuses Trump of trying to overturn the 2020 election results in that state.

Source: Elcomercio

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