The judge presiding over Trump’s classified documents’ case, Aileen Cannon, has set his trial date for May 20, 2024. Special Counsel Jack Smith wanted a December 2023 date but Judge Cannon believed that it would be too early and not give enough time for the defense to review all the evidence and prepare for this “high-stakes criminal trial “ Team Trump request a trial date after the November 2024, general election but that did not happen either.
The trial is expected to last two weeks.
A busy trial schedule is shaping up for Trump on criminal matters alone, with his New York hush money trial already set for March 2024. More criminal trial dates could come, both in Georgia and in Smith’s other probe, which, like the Georgia inquiry, centers on 2020 election interference.