Donald Trump Will Be Convicted Before Election Despite Trial Delays: Lawyer

Former President Donald Trump is still expected to be “tried” and “convicted” in his federal classified documents case before the 2024 election, according to legal analyst Glenn Kirschner. Trump is facing 40 felony counts related to his handling of classified materials retrieved from his Mar-a-Lago estate in Florida in August 2022 by the FBI after leaving the White House the year prior. Trump has pleaded not guilty to all charges and maintains that the case is a form of interference to upset his reelection bid.

Federal prosecutors have requested that the case head to court on July 8 and have repeatedly pressed U.S. District Judge Aileen Cannon for a speedy trial in its prosecution of the former president. However, Trump has requested that the trial does not begin until after the November election. Kirschner, a former assistant U.S. attorney and frequent critic of the former president, said in a Friday video on YouTube that despite the delays, Trump should be convicted on his classified documents charges before polls open in November.

Trump is also facing federal charges connected to his alleged efforts to overturn the 2020 election, which he lost to President Joe Biden but is adamant was stolen due to widespread voter fraud. However, there’s no evidence to back up the former president’s claims. A decision by the U.S. Supreme Court regarding Trump’s eligibility for presidential immunity has put that case on hold. Georgia prosecutors have also charged Trump and 18 other co-defendants in connection with an unlawful conspiracy to overturn the state’s 2020 election results.

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