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OAN’s Roy Francis
2:38 PM – Tuesday, June 20, 2023
45th President Donald Trump’s federal trial on the charges related the classified documents that were seized at his Mar-a-Lago home has been set for August 14th.
United States District Judge Aileen Cannon ordered the date to be set for August 14th, she also ordered the Department of Justice prosecutors and Trump’s lawyers to file all pre-trial motions by July 24th.
She has also directed the lawyers that are involved in the case to fill out the federal government document which grants them the proper security clearance in order for them view the documents that are involved with the case.
The new trial date has put the case on a speedy track for both sides with Judge Cannon saying that the proceeds in the case will take place in Fort Pierce, Florida.
However, legal experts said that arguments regarding evidence and what can be debated at trials often postpones initial trial dates.
President Trump was indicted on 37 counts and has pleaded not guilty to all charges, the indictment also alleged that he had displayed classified documents to people without security clearances. However, he said that in at least one of the two instances, he was holding news article and not documents.
“There was no document,” Trump told Fox News on Monday. “That was a massive amount of papers talking about Iran and other things.”
The co-defendant in the case, Waltine “Walt” Nauta, who is still serving as a personal Assistant to Trump, is also scheduled to arraigned on June 27th.
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