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Judge Cannon schedules Trump's classified documents trial for May 2024

By Perry Stein and Mark Berman

21 Jul 2023 · 4 min read

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  1. The federal judge presiding over Donald Trump's indictment for allegedly mishandling classified documents has scheduled his trial to start in late May 2024, rejecting claims by the former president's attorneys that a fair trial could only be held after the 2024 election.

The federal judge presiding over Donald Trump's indictment for allegedly mishandling classified documents has scheduled his trial to start in late May of next year, rejecting claims by the former president's attorneys that a fair trial could only be held after the 2024 election - as well as the Justice Department's request to start as soon as December.

U.S. District Judge Aileen M. Cannon heard arguments from both sides on Tuesday, and said she would issue her decision promptly. On Friday, she scheduled a jury trial to begin in the Fort Pierce Division of the U.S. District Court in Southern Florida during the two-week period that begins May 20, 2024.

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