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U.S. judge sets Aug. 14 trial date for Trump in Florida documents case

Posted on AllSides June 20th, 2023
From The Center
Justice, Donald Trump, Trump Indictment, Classified Documents

U.S. District Judge Aileen Cannon has set an initial trial date of Aug. 14 in Florida on former President Donald Trump's federal charges of willful retention of classified government records and obstruction of justice, according to a court order on Tuesday.

The Justice Department's special counsel in the case, Jack Smith, promised a speedy trial after a 37-count indictment charging Trump with willfully retaining classified government records and obstructing justice.

But the complexities of handling highly classified evidence, the degree to which Trump's legal team challenges the government's pre-trial motions, and the...

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