Former President Trump will go to trial in the classified documents case in the middle of the 2024 presidential campaign.
A federal judge in Florida scheduled the trial date for May 2024 in the case where Trump, the clear Republican frontrunner, is charged with illegally retaining hundred of classified documents.
The following is from the Associated Press:
The May 20, 2024, trial date, set Friday by U.S. District Judge Aileen Cannon, is a compromise between a request from prosecutors to set the trial for this December and a bid by defense lawyers to schedule it after the 2024 presidential election.
If the date holds, it would follow close on the heels of a separate New York trial for Trump on state charges of falsifying business records. It also means the trial will not start until deep into the presidential nominating calendar and probably well after it is clear who the Republican nominee will be — though before that person is officially nominated at the Republican National Convention.
Trump could yet face additional trials in the coming year. He revealed this week that he had received a letter informing him that he was a target of a separate Justice Department investigation into efforts to undo the 2020 presidential election, and prosecutors in Georgia plan to announce charging decisions within weeks in an investigation into attempts by Trump and his allies to subvert the vote there.