Jack Smith requests Trump classified document trial date pushed to December

Posted on AllSides June 26th, 2023
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Special counsel Jack Smith filed multiple requests related to the classified documents case against former President Donald Trump on Friday, including a motion to move Trump's trial date to December.

Smith said the request, which would push the trial date from Aug. 14 to Dec. 11, is so Trump's defense counsel can obtain the proper security clearances needed to review the classified information.

Although interim approval of security clearances should allow the defense to review most of the information, the final decision on security clearance could take between 45 and 60 days since the proper forms were submitted, Smith noted.


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