Judge Grants Trump Extended Deadlines In Florida Trial
A judge will allow former President Donald Trump and his team so extra time to review evidence in the case against him in the state of Florida related to classified documents.
However, it was not a total victory for Trump.
The judge did deny one thing.
Trump's request to move the trial start date beyond May 2024.
U.S. District Judge Aileen Cannon wrote on November 10 that the "unusually high volume" of discovery in the case justified granting Trump's request to extend numerous filing deadlines.
"Defendants need more time to review the discovery in this case," Cannon wrote. "This Order aims to afford that opportunity in a reasonable fashion, balanced against the public’s right to a speedy trial."
There are literally more than 1,000,000 pages in the trial for Trump's team to go over. There's security footage and recording that lasts for hours and hours, spanning months.
It would probably be quite overwhelming, so it makes sense that Trump's team should get a little extra time to review all of the documents.
As far as actually delaying the case though?
Trump wanted it pushed out beyond May of 2024, but he is not going to have that request granted.
Donald Trump is the leading GOP candidate in the 2024 presidential race and declared the judge's decision a win, despite not getting the trial start date that he wanted.
One of Trump's campaign spokesman put out a statement on the judge's decision:
The delays awarded were "clearly in the best interest of Justice for President Trump as he works to defeat these hoaxes and marches back to the White House. We look forward to the conference set by Judge Cannon for next March, where future scheduling matters, including a potential trial date, will be discussed."
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