A judge in Georgia ruled on Thursday that former US President Donald Trump (2017-2021) and 16 other defendants in the election manipulation case do not have to go to trial in October along with the two There are still people asking for a quick test.
The decision represents a setback for the Prosecutor’s Office, which wanted the 19 defendants to be tried together, in an attempt to show that they were all part of a conspiracy to manipulate the results of the 2020 elections in that country. state, where Trump lost by a landslide, a narrow margin against Democrat and incumbent Joe Biden.
In a court document, Scott McAfee, one of the judges of the superior court of Fulton County (Georgia), determined that on October 23 the speedy trial requested by Kenneth Chesebro and Sidney Powell, two of the lawyers of the campaign , happens. Trump in 2020 and was accused of spreading false information about the election.
Trump and 16 other defendants asked to be dismissed from Chesebro and Powell, arguing that they are not ready for an Oct. 23 trial.
The magistrate agreed to these requests and argued that his decision was only “procedural” and addressed logistical reasons to make the procedures more manageable.
Trump, who is running for the Republican Party’s nomination for the 2024 presidential election, pleaded not guilty on August 31 to 13 charges against him in Georgia.
Trump is the first former president in the history of the United States to be indicted and has accumulated four criminal cases.
In addition to Georgia, he is facing a judicial process in New York for the irregular payments he made during the campaign in 2016 to silence the porn actress Stormy Daniels for an “activity” they did before.
Likewise, he faces justice in Florida for taking classified papers to his Mar-a-Lago mansion when he leaves the White House in January 2021 and, finally, he must answer in Washington to attack on the Capitol in 2021, where his supporters tried to destroy the legislative process to confirm Biden’s victory in 2020.