(TheRedAlertNews.com) – BREAKING NOW: On Tuesday, a federal judge in Florida set a date for the criminal trial of former President Donald Trump.
The case involving allegations of Trump illegally holding onto classified government documents is scheduled to commence on August 14.
However, legal scholars are doubtful that the trial will begin on that date.
They believe it could take longer due to the necessary time to settle legal issues before a jury can listen to testimonies and review evidence.
Donald Trump, who is running for the Republican presidential nomination in 2024, was indicted earlier this month. He faces over thirty criminal charges for reportedly keeping hundreds of classified documents after his term ended in January 2021.
Trump has entered a not guilty plea for the case.
In a directive issued on Tuesday, Judge Aileen Cannon asked both Department of Justice prosecutors and Trump’s defense team to submit all pre-trial motions by July 24.
On Monday, a federal magistrate judge gave an order that prevents Trump’s defense lawyers from sharing any evidence they get from the prosecutors with the media or the public.
During a Monday interview with Fox News, Trump defended his actions, explaining why he didn’t return the sought-after government documents for several months. He said he needed to sift through boxes filled with those documents to remove personal items.
Trump said during the interview, “Before I send boxes over, I have to take all of my things out. These boxes were interspersed with all sorts of things.”
“I was very busy, as you’ve sort of seen,” he added.
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