Judge Rules Trump’s Classified Documents Trial To Proceed Before Election

Judge Aileen Cannon has ruled that former President Donald Trump’s trial concerning his alleged mishandling of classified documents will not be postponed beyond the 2024 presidential election. 

Originally, Trump had requested a delay in the trial, aiming to push it past the crucial Election Day on Nov. 5, 2024. His rationale was to provide his legal team with more time to thoroughly review the evidence against him. The trial is currently scheduled to commence on May 20, 2024, with a scheduling hearing set for March 1. Judge Cannon could potentially alter the trial’s start date during this upcoming hearing.

Trump’s campaign spokesman, Steven Cheung, expressed the former president’s perspective on this matter: “President Trump is fighting Crooked Joe Biden, Deranged Jack Smith, and radical Democrats as a whole on multiple fronts. We look forward to the conference set by Judge Cannon for next March, where future scheduling matters, including a potential trial date will be discussed.”

He went further, “The concerted effort by the Biden Administration to deny President Trump’s constitutional rights to prepare for trial reveals their corrupt motives. It is clearly in the best interest of Justice for President Trump to have adequate time to prepare and file motions, as he works to defeat these hoaxes and marches back to the White House.”

The former president’s legal team had previously argued that they hadn’t been provided sufficient access to review the evidence, prompting their request to postpone the trial’s start date.

Attorneys Christopher Kise and Todd Blanche emphasized, “The demands of the Special Counsel’s Office must give way to the constitutional rights of the defendants and the interests of judicial economy.” They also cited insufficient accommodations for the former president and his team to view the evidence as a concern.

The accusations against Trump revolve around the alleged storage of sensitive information related to defense and weapons capabilities of both the United States and foreign countries, United States nuclear programs, potential vulnerabilities of the United States and its allies to military attack, and plans for possible retaliation in response to a foreign attack.

Trump is not alone in facing charges related to this document investigation, as Mar-a-Lago resort property manager Carlos De Oliveira and Trump aide Walt Nauta are also among