Donald Trump to face trial in March 2024 over election interference.
One of the four criminal cases the former president is facing was filed in federal court in Washington on Monday, and US Judge Tanya Chutkan set a trial date of March 4 for the case. That is the day prior to “Super Tuesday,” which might be a pivotal day in the Republican presidential primary election when states from Maine to California hold their respective primary elections. According to polls, Trump has a significant advantage over his competitors.
This implies that while he is running for the party’s nominee to face Democratic President Joe Biden in the November 2024 election, Trump will probably have to appear in court in at least three different criminal cases.
In a fourth criminal case, a trial date has not yet been scheduled. Additionally, he will be a defendant in three civil trials over the next six months.
Chutkan stated that they did not need that much time to prepare, despite Trump’s attorneys’ requests for a trial date in April 2026. Regardless of his schedule, Mr. Trump will have to make the trial date work, according to Chutkan.
Although Trump stated that he would appeal, legal professionals claim that scheduling choices cannot be appealed until a decision has been made. John Lauro, counsel for Trump, declared that he would follow Chutkan’s timeline.
On March 25, Trump is scheduled to go on trial in New York for hiding a hush money payment to an adult star. Chutkan declared that she will discuss the matter with the judge in order to resolve any potential scheduling issues.
On May 20, 2024, a third trial is slated in Florida on federal accusations that Trump attempted to obstruct justice and unlawfully kept classified records after leaving the White House.