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Curious about trial dates for Trump, other defendants? Some could start as early as October
This is a developing story. Events appear in chronological order.
On the morning of August 24, 2023, Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis asked a court to set an October trial date for the 19 defendants in the case involving alleged criminal interference in Georgia's 2020 election.
Willis had previously proposed a March 2024 trial date.
The new request came in response to one defendant, Kenneth Chesebro, and his request for a speedy trial.
It would move the trial of former President Donald Trump and his allies ahead of the busy presidential primary season.
Update: Just hours after Willis' request, Trump's attorney issued a counter ask:
"President Trump respectfully puts the Court on notice that he opposes the State’s 'motion for entry of pretrial scheduling order' and 'motion to specially set trial,'" the document said. "President Trump also alerts the Court that he will be filing a timely motion to sever his case from that of co-defendant Chesebro, who has filed a demand for speedy trial, or any other co-defendant who files such a demand."
Update: On Aug. 24 at 2:46 p.m., the Superior Court of Fulton County Georgia released a 'Case Specific Scheduling Order' with Chesebro's trial set to begin on Oct. 23, 2023. The document also said, "At this time, these deadlines do not apply to any co-defendant."
Update: On the afternoon of Aug. 24, 2023, the United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia, Atlanta Division, released a notice of removal of indictment for Jeffrey Clark, one of the 19 co-defendants in the case involving alleged criminal interference in Georgia's 2020 election. Clark asserted that he was a federal officer and questions whether Fulton County Superior Court claims jurisdiction over his actions.