(RestoreAmericanGlory.com) – On Tuesday, U.S. District Judge Tanya Chutkan rejected six motions that were filed a day after the judge set the trial date in the case regarding former President Donald Trump’s efforts to overturn the 2020 presidential election and his role in the January 6, 2021, Capitol attack, which was going to be March 4, 2024.
The trial date is currently set for one day before “Super Tuesday,” when GOP voters in 15 states are going to be voting in the Republican primary race. The trial is going to start with the selection of a grand jury. Special Counsel Jack Smith had originally attempted to expedite the trial date and had suggested a date in January for the start of the trial. However, Trump and his defense team had argued that the day suggested by Smith would not allow them to have a fair trial as they would not have enough time to prepare. John Lauro, a Trump attorney, instead argued that the trial should start in 2026. On Monday, during an exchange with Chutkan, he even argued that the idea of having the trial in 2024 was “absurd.”
Chutkan frequently criticized the tone used by Trump’s attorney.
The content of the five briefs that Chutkan rejected is not yet known. It is also known that one of the briefs was submitted by an unknown party and was meant to provide support for Trump. The court records from the dismissal point out that on some rare occasions, courts have allowed third-party submissions in criminal cases, but that the Federal Rules of Criminal Procedures and the Local Rules do not ordinarily have proceedings to allow for the contemplation of “the filing of amicus curiae briefs. It is further noted that the court does not find there is a reason to depart from the regular procedures followed.
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