Trump federal election case scheduled for March 4, 2024
"My primary concern here, as it is, in every case, is the interest of justice and that I've balanced the defendant's right to adequately prepare," the judge said.
Former President Donald Trump's trial on federal charges related to his alleged efforts to overturn the 2020 presidential election was scheduled Monday for March 4, 2024.
"My primary concern here, as it is, in every case, is the interest of justice and that I've balanced the defendant's right to adequately prepare," D.C. District Judge Tanya Chutkan, an Obama appointee, said as she set the date, per The Guardian.
March 2024 will be a particularly tough month for the former president, as he is also set to go on trial March 24 for New York State charges related to the alleged falsification of business records.
Special counsel Jack Smith's other federal case against Trump involving the former president's alleged mishandling of classified records is set for May 20, 2024.
Trump has pleaded not guilty to all charges resulting from Smith's probes.
The federal 2020 election case is separate from the Fulton County, Ga., proceedings Trump's alleged efforts to conspire with 18 other co-defendants to overturn the 2020 election results. The arraignment for all 19 people charged in that case is set for Sept. 4, 2023.
Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis asked for the state trial to start Oct. 23, but Trump's legal team filed a motion opposing the date.