Trump’s Federal Show Trial on Election Interference is Set to Start on March 4, 2024
Former President Donald Trump’s trial on charges that he conspired to overturn the results of the 2020 election loss has been set to start on March 4, 2024—the day right before Super Tuesday. On that day, voters in 14 states will pull the lever for primary candidates in the upcoming presidential election.
Trump can’t appeal the trial date, but he does have the power of delaying it through pretrial motions, which his legal counsel has announced that they plan to do.
On top of that, March 4 is also the date Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis initially floated for Trump’s trial on similar election interference charges, setting up a potential clash between federal and local prosecutors as they pursue a conviction of the former president depending on many of the same witnesses and a good portion of the same evidence.
Willis announced she would be ready to try the case in October, as two of the 19 defendants have called for. Trump’s legal counsel has said that is against an October trial.
On August 28, a federal court in Georgia was entertaining a request from one Trump co-defendant, former White House chief of staff Mark Meadows, to take that trial to federal court, a motion Trump is likely expected to make, per individuals in the know about the matter.
On March 25, 2024, Trump has a trial date on New York state charges connected to his alleged role in paying hush money to a porn star Stormy Daniels.
Special counsel Jack Smith’s prosecutors are expected to try Trump on May 20, 2024, in Fort Pierce, Florida on a separate set of federal charges that he allegedly mishandled classified information after stepping down from the presidency.
On August 1, Smith charged Trump with four crimes, which includes conspiring to defraud the US, tampering with an official proceeding and conspiring against the rights of voters. The indictment makes reference to actions leading up to the January 6, 2021, storming of the US Capitol by Trump’s supporters. Trump has denied engaging in wrongdoing and accused prosecutors of persecuting him in an effort to derail his presidential reelection bid.
On Super Tuesday, or March 5, primary voters in 14 states will pull the lever for their party’s nominee for the general election.
Trump’s legal team has been seeking to push the federal trial in Washington to April 2026, alluding to the large quantity of evidence they will have to review and the case’s historic nature. Trump is the first president in American history accused of preventing the peaceful transfer of power to his successor, a situation his lawyers have described as “terra incognita.”
“Never in the history of the United States have we seen a case of this magnitude go to trial in four months, and this man’s liberty and life is at stake,” Trump’s attorney John Lauro said on August 28. “He deserves an adequate representation. He’s no different than any American.”
Former President Donald Trump is facing four separate indictments at both state and federal levels.
Ohio Congressman Jim Jordan, who is the chairman of the Judiciary Committee, is leading the congressional charge to investigate Willis and determine if she coordinated with Biden regime officials. They ultimately are aiming to withhold federal funding for her office if she is found guilty of colluding with the Biden regime.
The US has reached Banana Republic tiers of corruption now that the US Deep State is trying to jail a former president. Whether Trump will survive these persecutions is up in the air, one is clear though: The US’s institutional stability is now in jeopardy