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US special counsel seeks delay to start of Trump documents trial until December

US special counsel seeks delay to start of Trump documents trial until December

U.S. Special Counsel Jack Smith asked a federal judge to delay the start of former President Donald Trump's trial on charges of willful retention of classified government records and obstruction of justice until December 11, a court filing showed. On Tuesday, U.S. District Judge Aileen Cannon set an initial trial date of August 14. But Smith, in the filing, said the August 14 date "would deny counsel for the defendant or the attorney for the Government the reasonable time necessary for effective preparation." Trump, who is seeking the Republican nomination for president for the 2024 election, was arraigned in federal court…
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