Donald Trump’s election fraud case won’t start in October: Judge

The case against the former US President will be allowed to proceed after two of his former lawyers.


Donald Trump’s election fraud trial will not begin in October. According to Reuters, A judge involved in the case said in a decision on Thursday that the former US president would be allowed to stand trial after two of his former lawyers. The case is ongoing against Trump on charges of trying to reverse his 2020 election loss in Washington.

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Fulton County Superior Court Judge Scott McPhee cited legal problems in separating the trial of former Trump lawyers Kenneth Chesebrough and Sidney Powell from that of Donald Trump and 16 other co-defendants. A trial date for Trump, the Republican front-runner for the 2024 presidential race, has not yet been set. The judge hinted that more changes could be coming to the case.

McAfee had previously expressed doubt that all 19 accused could be tried together. Trump was accused in August that he and his co-defendants conspired to pressure Georgia election officials to overturn his loss to Democratic President Joe Biden. Trump and other accused in the case have pleaded not guilty. Powell and Chesebrough are accused of helping Trump’s efforts to reverse his election loss. The duo had earlier sought a speedy hearing, which is scheduled to begin on October 23.

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