Fani Willis calls for October trial in Trump Fulton County case

Fani Willis calls for October trial in Trump Fulton County case
ATLANTA, GEORGIA - AUGUST 14: Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis speaks during a news conference at the Fulton County Government building on August 14, 2023 in Atlanta, Georgia. A grand jury today handed up an indictment naming former President Donald Trump and his Republican allies over an alleged attempt to overturn the 2020 election results in the state. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Fulton County, Georgia District Attorney Fani Willis has filed court papers requesting a trial date of October 23, 2023 in the case against Donald Trump and his 18 co-defendants over alleged efforts to overturn the 2020 presidential election. All including the ex-president are facing racketeering charges.

Her motion says she “respectfully requests that this Court specially set the trial in this case to commence for all 19 defendants on October 23, 2023.”

It comes after three defendants have attempted to have their case moved to federal court, and one, Kenneth Chesebro, invoked the State of Georgia’s speedy trial law.

“Willis previously said she would need about six months before going to trial in the sweeping and historic case against the 2024 Republican front-runner and his associated,” The Messenger reports. “But the local prosecutor sped that schedule up in her latest motion, which if accepted by Fulton County Superior Court Judge Scott McAfee would mean that they would jump ahead of all the other felony criminal cases involving Trump — assuming as well none of those get moved up too.”

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