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Trump seeks trial delay, citing legal and political factors

By Devlin Barrett

11 Jul 2023 · 2 min read

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  1. Donald Trump wants to delay his trial for allegedly mishandling classified papers, claiming he needs to focus on campaigning for president.

Former president Donald Trump's lawyers argued in new court papers that for a host of legal and political reasons, the trial should be pushed beyond the December timeframe proposed by the Justice Department, and possibly after the November 2024 election.

In a 12-page filing late Monday night, Trump's lawyers Christopher Kise and Todd Blanche claimed that putting the former president on trial later this year for alleged mishandling of classified papers and obstruction will be "unreasonable, telling, and would result in a miscarriage of justice."

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