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Trump’s Bold Move
After filing a petition for not being found guilty in the Georgia election interference case, former President Donald Trump has submitted a proposal to separate his case from other co-defendants, seeking a speedy hearing.
This step was taken in response to a judge’s decision last week to set a hearing date for October 23rd for co-defendant Kenneth Chesebro, who had requested an expedited hearing – after which Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis expressed her intent to proceed with charges against all 19 co-defendants together.
In the filing on Thursday, Trump’s attorney Steve Sadow stated that there wouldn’t be enough time to prepare for the case until October 23rd.Respectfully, it takes less than two months to prepare a 98-page indictment that lists 41 different accusations against 19 co-defendants, as well as claims of a RICO conspiracy involving 161 overt acts and the infringement of President Trump’s federal and state constitutional rights.adequate due process of law,” the petition claims.
Defendant Sidney Powell has also filed a petition for a speedy hearing, with her attorneys stating in a filing on Wednesday that Powell has “no solid connection with any other co-defendant regarding the allegations in the indictment.”
Earlier on Thursday, Trump filed a petition for not being found guilty in the case and waived his right to be present in his defense of being present in his allegations.
Fulton County Superior Court Judge Scott McCoy set September 6th as the date to discuss the charges against all 19 co-defendants and to present their arguments in the case.
Several other co-defendants, including Powell, Trevor Kuttie, and Ray Smith III, have also presented arguments of not being guilty to avoid being present in their designated allegations.
In the beginning of this month, a comprehensive indictment was filed against former President and 18 other co-defendants in Georgia, accusing them of attempting to overturn the results of the 2020 presidential election in the state through alleged widespread fraud.
According to Trump, his actions weren’t illegal and were driven by political investigation.