A federal judge has set a trial date for former President Donald Trump on charges of trying to overturn the 2020 presidential election. The trial is scheduled to begin on March 4, 2024, just one day before Super Tuesday.
Trump's lawyers argued for a later trial date, citing the need to review millions of pages of discovery and obtain final security clearances. However, the judge pushed back, emphasizing the public's interest in a prompt resolution of the matter. The trial date has significant political implications, as it falls during the primary calendar.
Trump's lawyers expressed concern about him having to spend his weekdays in court during a crucial period. The judge dismissed these concerns, stating that defendants with fewer resources have managed to prepare for trial. The outcome of the trial could impact Trump's future political ambitions as he continues to maintain momentum within the Republican Party in an attempt to become President of the United States once again.