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Fulton County DA wants March 4 trial date for Trump case, one week before state primary

She hopes to try all 19 defendants at once.

Published: August 16, 2023 3:58pm

Updated: August 16, 2023 5:00pm

Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis has requested a March 4, 2024, trial start date for former President Donald Trump and his co-defendants, which would place the proceedings roughly one week prior to the Republican primary in the Peach State.

Willis indicted Trump, along with a litany of his political allies, over his efforts to challenge the 2020 presidential election results in the Peach State. Trump has contended the case is part of a broader political witch hunt designed to derail his 2024 presidential campaign.

In addition to the March 4, 2024, start date, Willis has proposed arraignments for the week of Sept. 5 of this year, The Hill reported

"In light of Defendant Donald John Trump’s other criminal and civil matters pending in the courts of our sister sovereigns, the State of Georgia proposes certain deadlines that do not conflict with these other courts’ already-scheduled hearings and trial dates," she wrote in a legal filing.

She hopes to try all 19 defendants at once.

Following the indictment, Trump vowed to publish a comprehensive report of election fraud in the state that he said would provide a "complete exoneration." That unveiling is slated for Monday.

 Ben Whedon is an editor and reporter for Just the News. Follow him on Twitter.

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