Georgia prosecutors want Trump’s trial to start the day before the biggest GOP primaries in 2024

Republican presidential candidate former U.S. President Donald Trump arrives to deliver remarks June 10, 2023 in Greensboro, North Carolina.

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Georgia prosecutors want Trump’s RICO trial to start the day before Super Tuesday.
Super Tuesday is one of the most critical days in the Republican primary contest; Trump is the GOP frontrunner.
Trump’s lawyers have asked for his trials to be postponed because they might interfere with his campaign.

The Fulton County district attorney’s office has proposed a trial date for former President Donald Trump in his latest criminal case — and it’s one day before Super Tuesday.

Trump and 18 other defendants were charged this week by DA Fani Willis’ office in a sprawling RICO case over their efforts to overturn the 2020 election results in Georgia.

In addition to being accused of RICO violations, Trump was also charged with solicitation of violation of oath by a public officer, conspiracy, making false statements and writings, and filing false documents.

The Georgia case — in which Trump is expected to plead not guilty — marks Trump’s fourth upcoming criminal trial.

If a judge greenlights Georgia prosecutors’ request for a March 4, 2024, trial date, it’ll throw yet another wrench into Trump’s plans for the campaign trail.

His lawyers have repeatedly asked judges overseeing the other cases against Trump to postpone his trials until after the 2024 election, arguing that his increasingly crowded court calendar is interfering with his 2024 campaign schedule.

Trump is currently the favorite to win the 2024 Republican nomination, and he made history this week by becoming the first former president to be indicted five times — including Smith’s superseding indictment against Trump in the classified documents investigation — in four separate cases.

He was indicted by the Manhattan DA’s office in April and charged with 34 counts of falsifying business records during the 2016 election to cover up his affair with the adult film star Stormy Daniels.

The special counsel Jack Smith’s office also charged Trump with violating parts of the Espionage Act and willfully retaining national defense information, among other charges, in connection to his handling of classified information.

Earlier this month, Smith’s office again indicted Trump with four counts, this time in connection to events surrounding the deadly January 6, 2021, Capitol riot. 

The former president also has at least three upcoming civil trials related to his business dealings and his personal life.

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