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Trump again calls for Florida lawsuit to be dropped

A judge in Florida (southeast) did not make a decision on Wednesday after a hearing devoted to the case. a new request from Donald Trump's lawyers to drop charges against the former US president in the case of his alleged negligent management of secret documents.

Donald Trump, 77, who is currently on trial in New York in another criminal case over hidden payments to a former porn star who claimed she had a sexual relationship with him, was not present at the hearing in Fort Pierce.

The Republican presidential candidate in November, who hopes to take his 2020 revenge against Democrat Joe Biden, is being prosecuted for his allegedly negligent handling of classified documents at his private residence Mar-a-Lago, in Florida (southeast), after his departure from the White House in January 2021.

He is accused of having kept these documents, including military plans or information on nuclear weapons, instead of handing them over to the National Archives as required by law. Two of his personal assistants are also being prosecuted in Florida.

The billionaire's lawyers have already asked Judge Aileen Cannon, appointed to her post by Donald Trump, several times, then president, to drop charges against him and his two co-defendants, his assistant Walt Nauta and Mar-a-Lago property manager Carlos de Oliveira.

In this criminal case, the judge recently decided to postpone sine die the start of the trial, which was scheduled for May, citing the large number of appeals.

On Wednesday, she listened to the arguments developed in two appeals, one filed on behalf of Nauta alone and the other on behalf of the three accused, but did not immediately rule on these requests.

Trump again calls for Florida lawsuit to be dropped

Undated photo released by the Florida federal court showing boxes of documents related to Donald Trump's presidency stored in a bathroom at his luxury Mar-a-Lago club in Palm Beach, Florida © US Justice Department – –

The judge indicated at the beginning of May that she had postponed the trial due to the large number of appeals. It is now very unlikely that it will take place before the presidential election on November 5.

In addition to the trial in New York and the ongoing proceedings in Florida, the he ex-president is being prosecuted in two ways for his alleged attempts to overturn the results of the 2020 presidential election: in Washington by federal justice and in Georgia by local justice.

< p>If he were elected again, he could order the dismissal of the two federal proceedings against him, the one in Washington and the one in Florida.

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Teilor Stone

By Teilor Stone

Teilor Stone has been a reporter on the news desk since 2013. Before that she wrote about young adolescence and family dynamics for Styles and was the legal affairs correspondent for the Metro desk. Before joining Thesaxon , Teilor Stone worked as a staff writer at the Village Voice and a freelancer for Newsday, The Wall Street Journal, GQ and Mirabella. To get in touch, contact me through my teilor@nizhtimes.com 1-800-268-7116