Trial UPDATE – Trump Gets The News!

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( – The trial into former President Donald Trump’s alleged mishandling of classified documents is scheduled to start in mid-August. The case has been brought forth by the Department of Justice’s special counsel and is going to be overseen by U.S. District Judge Aileen Cannon according to a court order unsealed on Tuesday morning.

The order specifically stated that the trial was set to start on Aug. 14 and would take two weeks to be completed. During that time Cannon would be responsible for presiding over the case at the federal courthouse in Fort Pierce, Florida. However, it is possible that this date is not final, as depending on the motions filed by Trump’s legal team it might be that this case will be delayed.

There are also many other complexities related to the Classified Information Procedures Act which will need to be handled prior to the start of the court case.

Earlier this month Trump was charged with 37 felony counts relating to his retention of the classified documents and his alleged mishandling of them after leaving the White House in 2021. He is the first former President in U.S. history to face federal charges, and last week he pleaded not guilty to all 37 charges.

Both the prosecutors and defense attorneys are required to file all pretrial motions before July 24 for the consideration of the court.

The court case is the result of a years-long investigation that started when the National Archives began requesting for the return of all missing documents from Trump’s administration in May 2021. Months later in January 2022, Trump aides had handed over 15 boxes of records. The National Archives proceeded to discover that of those 15 boxes, 14 contained classified information. An FBI search in August also resulted in 11 more sets of classified documents being retrieved from Trump’s Mar-a-Lago estate.

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