Donald Trump is seeking to kick one among his prison instances down the street — approach down the street — he needs his federal election interference trial to start after he will get one other shot on the White Home.
In new authorized docs, obtained by TMZ, Trump is looking for to delay his upcoming trial till April 2026 … as a substitute of the January 2024 trial date Particular Counsel Jack Smith needs.
Trump’s proposed trial begin would fall about 17 months after the 2024 presidential election, wherein he is the main Republican candidate.
In keeping with the docs, Trump says the delay is critical as a result of prosecutors have produced 11.5 million pages of paperwork — which he says if stacked collectively would stretch practically 5,000 ft into the sky — and his attorneys want time to comb by way of all of it.
The previous president is now going through 4 prison instances, however that is associated to his federal indictment for making an attempt to undermine the 2020 election along with his actions on, earlier than and after January 6, 2021.
Keep in mind, prosecutors on the Division of Justice charged Trump on Aug. 1 with 4 counts — conspiracy to defraud the U.S., conspiracy to impede an official continuing, obstruction of and try to impede an official continuing and conspiracy towards rights (to vote).
Trump’s pleaded not responsible … and Smith’s workforce of prosecutors beforehand filed docs requesting jury choice start in December, with the trial beginning Jan. 2.
After all, that will be sq. in the course of Trump’s marketing campaign for the 2024 election — remember the Iowa Caucus is on Jan. 15.
So, it is not all that shocking Trump needs to hit pause, and push it till properly after the 2024 election … to a date when he might really be POTUS, as soon as once more. That may make extra historical past.
The decide is predicted to set the trial date throughout an Aug. 28 listening to.