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Trump's classified documents trial postponed indefinitely

Photo: Win McNamee Associated Press Donald Trump, during his trial in New York, May 7, 2024.

France Media Agency in Miami

Published yesterday at 7:12 p.m.

  • United States

A federal court in Florida on Tuesday postponed indefinitely the start of the criminal trial of former US President Donald Trump in the case in which he is accused of having made negligent use of classified documents.

In this criminal case, one of four in which he is targeted, a trial was scheduled to begin on May 20. But the federal judge considered this date untenable due to the number of preliminary requests presented to the court.

Aileen Cannon, a magistrate appointed by the former president, has not set a new date. This decision is a setback for special prosecutor Jack Smith and makes it very unlikely that a trial in this case will be held before the November election.

The Republican candidate for the president is currently on trial in New York in another case, that concerning suspicious payments before the 2016 presidential election.

In the Florida case, Donald Trump is being sued along with two of his personal aides for his handling of classified documents at his private residence in Mar-a-Lago, located in the southeastern state, after leaving the White House in January 2021.< /p>

He is accused of having compromised national security by keeping these documents there, including military plans or information on nuclear weapons, instead of handing them over to the National Archives as required by law.

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He is also accused of attempting to destroy evidence in this case. The heaviest charges are punishable by up to 10 years in prison.

His lawyers have increased their appeals to delay the holding of a trial in this case.

Targeted by four separate criminal proceedings, including the one for which he has been appearing since April 15 in New York, Donald Trump repeatedly denounces a “witch hunt” hatched by the Democratic administration to eliminate him from the presidential race .

If he were elected again, he could, once invested in January 2025, order the abandonment of the two federal proceedings against him: this case investigated in Florida, as well as that carried out in the capital Washington for accusations of illegal attempts to reverse the results of the presidential election won by Joe Biden in 2020.

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