Former President Donald Trump is seeking to sever his criminal election interference case in Georgia from any of his 18 co-defendants who are demanding that the case proceed quickly to trial, a Thursday court filing showed.
The request in Fulton County Superior Court came less than two hours after Trump pleaded not guilty to 13 criminal counts in the sprawling case accusing him of trying to overturn his loss to President Joe Biden in Georgia’s 2020 election.
Trump earlier Thursday also waived his right to appear at his arraignment scheduled for next week. Defense attorney Steven Sadow argued in Thursday’s filing that Trump will not have enough time to prepare if his trial begins Oct. 23, the date that has been set for co-defendant Kenneth Chesebro.
Read the full article.
JUST IN Donald TRUMP has formally moved to sever his racketeering case from defenants seeking a speedy trial in Georgia, saying it would violate his rights to a fair trial. https://t.co/wFP8PFWMmD pic.twitter.com/W6A56NPFOr
— Kyle Cheney (@kyledcheney) August 31, 2023