Judge delays Donald Trump’s classified documents trial indefinitely

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The judge in charge of the case involving former President Donald Trump’s handling of classified documents has decided to delay the trial indefinitely. This delay is due to unresolved legal issues and disagreements about how classified information should be used during the trial. As a result, it’s unlikely the trial will take place before the upcoming Election Day.

Judge Aileen Cannon has been postponing various deadlines in the case, making it clear that the trial won’t proceed until all legal matters are settled. She believes it wouldn’t be wise to set a trial date now when there are still many unresolved issues to address.

The current trial date of May 20, 2024, has been canceled, and a new date will be decided later once all pending issues are resolved. This decision is made to ensure fairness to the defendants and uphold the public’s interest in a fair and efficient legal process.

Cannon has scheduled two hearings for May 22 to discuss motions to dismiss the case.

Special counsel Jack Smith, who is leading the prosecution, has chosen not to comment on the delay.

Last June, Trump pleaded not guilty to a 37-count indictment related to his handling of classified materials. Prosecutors accuse him of refusing to return hundreds of documents containing classified information and obstructing government efforts to retrieve them. The documents include sensitive information about U.S. nuclear secrets and defense capabilities.

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