Fulton County DA Fani Willis formally asked the Court to reschedule the trial date for President Trump and 18 other co-defendants involved in her RICO and conspiracy lawsuit to October 23.
Initially, the DA had set March 4, 2024, as the trial date, coinciding with the day prior to Super Tuesday and a mere week ahead of the Georgia presidential primary.
Willis subsequently asked the Court to move the trial date up, in response to co-defendant Kenneth Chesebro’s demand for a speedy trial.
Trump’s lawyer Kenneth Chesebro was charged with count 1 (RICO), 9 (Conspiracy to Commit Impersonating a Public Officer), 11 (Conspiracy to Commit Forgery in the First Degree), 13 (Conspiracy to Commit False Statements and Writings), 15 (Conspiracy to Commit Filing False Documents), 17 (Conspiracy to Commit Forgery in the First Degree), and 19 (Conspiracy to Commit False Statements and Writings).
An Atlanta prosecutor on Thursday asked a judge to begin the Georgia election interference trial for Donald Trump and 18 other defendants on Oct. 23.
The scheduling request by Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis came a day after one of Trump’s co-defendants, attorney Kenneth Chesebro, filed a demand for a speedy trial in the county Superior Court.
Willis directly cited Chesebro’s demand in her filing Thursday.
Chesebro’s lawyers, Scott Grubman and Manny Arora, in a statement to NBC News about Willis’ filing, said, “Mr. Chesebro will be prepared to move forward with trial for whatever date the Court ultimately sets.”