WASHINGTON: Donald Trump’s Georgia trial on prices of making an attempt to overturn his 2020 election defeat will not start in October, a decide stated on Thursday (Sep 14) in a ruling that may enable the previous US president to be tried after two of his former attorneys.
Fulton County Superior Courtroom Choose Scott McAfee cited logistical considerations and the array of unsettled authorized points in separating the trial of attorneys Kenneth Chesebro and Sidney Powell from Trump and the opposite 16 co-defendants.
A trial date for Trump, the front-runner for the 2024 Republican presidential nomination, has not but been set, and the decide indicated the case could need to be break up up additional.
McAfee beforehand voiced scepticism that every one 19 defendants could possibly be tried collectively.
Trump was charged in August in an indictment alleging he and his co-defendants conspired to strain Georgia election officers to reverse his loss to Democratic President Joe Biden.
Trump and the opposite defendants have pleaded not responsible.
Powell and Chesebro, two attorneys accused of aiding Trump’s efforts to reverse his election defeat, beforehand requested for a speedy trial, which is scheduled to start Oct 23. Trump and a number of other different defendants stated that timeline wouldn’t give them sufficient time to arrange a defence.