Trump attorneys ask to postpone classified documents trial until after 2024 election

October 5, 2023

Attorneys for former President Trump late Wednesday filed a motion to postpone his classified documents trial until after the 2024 Presidential election. 

In their filing, Trump’s legal team asked U.S. District Judge Aileen Cannon to adjourn the trial date “until at least mid-November 2024,” citing “ongoing discovery failures by the Special Counsel’s Office.” 

Election Day 2024 is November 5.

Judge Cannon, of the U.S. District in Southern Florida, has set a May 20 trial date in the case, in which Trump is facing a total of 40 criminal counts related to his handling of classified documents post-Presidency, including 31 counts for willful retention of national defense secrets in violation of the Espionage Act as well as obstruction and other charges. 

It’s one of our ongoing prosecutions of the former President, who altogether faces a total of 91 criminal counts at both the state—New York and Georgia—and federal levels.

Last week, Special Counsel Jack Smith filed his own motion to prevent Trump’s attorneys rom appending the schedule of the classified documents case.

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