The delays for the trial have begun….
This request by the Specail Counsel Jack Smith…..
U.S. Special Counsel Jack Smith on Friday asked a federal judge to delay the start of former President Donald Trump’s trial on charges of willful retention of classified government records and obstruction of justice until Dec. 11, a court filing showed.
On Tuesday, U.S. District Judge Aileen Cannon set an initial trial date of Aug. 14.
But Smith, in the filing, said the Aug. 14 date “would deny counsel for the defendant or the attorney for the Government the reasonable time necessary for effective preparation.”…
In the filing, Smith said the start of the trial should be delayed so Trump’s lawyers have time to get security clearances to review classified documents.
Smith laid out a schedule in the lead up to the proposed Dec. 11 start of jury selection, including a Sept. 5 deadline for all defense discovery requests.
He said Trump’s lawyers do not oppose scrapping the Aug. 14 trial start date but he anticipates they will file a motion opposing the prosecution’s proposed schedule….
This is Federal Judge Cannon’s first high security files case….
She is NOT familiar with how these case’s are done….
The Feds ARE…..