G. McConway
September 1, 2023

Trump Requests Judge to Sever from Speedy Trial Co-defendants

The motions have started to fly in the Trump Georgia case.

Donald Trump’s legal team filed motions this week to have his case severed from several co-defendants who have requested a speedy trial, reported the New York Post.

The case is currently scheduled for October 23.

Not Enough Time

I am not sure what anyone was thinking going after an October trial date in this case.

This was the last indictment of the four that was handed down, but it will be the first on the docket for Trump.

Trump’s team wants separation, citing the fact that there is simply not enough time to go over all the evidence and put together a proper defense in such a short period of time.

The filing by Trump’s legal team stated, “Respectfully, requiring less than two months preparation time to defend a 98-page indictment, charging 19 defendants, with 41 various charges including a RICO conspiracy charge … would violate President Trump’s federal and state constitutional rights to a fair trial and due process of law,” reported The Hill.

Trump has a legitimate argument, but this is all going to depend on how the wind is blowing with the judge in the case.

Honestly, I would expect that Trump’s legal team will bombard every judge in every case with motions trying to get all of these cases pushed back.

If they are unsuccessful, Trump will end up spending his entire campaign season in court.

And asking for an extension because of the election will simply not work, as one judge has already made clear.

As I stated before, the biggest obstacle for Trump in these cases is not the evidence, but the judge and jury, as he will be up against it in just about every case.

The only case where he may get a fair shake on the front is the case of the classified documents where Judge Aileen Cannon presides.

Cannon is a Trump appointee and so far, I don’t think she has shown favoritism, but she has been tough on Smith and his antics, so we can probably expect calls for her to recuse herself from the case.

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