(DCWatchdog.com) – BREAKING NOW: In a decision that is certain to anger Donald Trump and his supporters, his trial over his retention of classified documents after leaving the White House has been set for next spring, right in the middle of his run for the presidency.
According to CNBC: “Former President Donald Trump’s trial on charges of mishandling classified documents will begin on May 20, 2024, a federal judge ordered Friday.
“Judge Aileen Cannon laid out the schedule three days after defense lawyers argued that the case should not head to trial until after the November 2024 presidential election, due to Trump’s status as a current presidential candidate.
“The ruling from Cannon, a Trump appointee, lands on a middle ground between the requests of Trump’s legal team and the Department of Justice, which had pushed for the trial to begin in late 2023.”
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