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Trump Seeks Major Trial Delay

His lawyers cited 2024 campaign and legal factors

The attorneys for former president Donald Trump invoked the 2024 presidential campaign in court papers late Monday, arguing that for a host of legal and political reasons, Trump’s classified-documents trial should be pushed far past the December timeframe proposed by the Justice Department.

In a 12-page filing, 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 — even as he seeks the Republican nomination to return to the White House — would be "unreasonable, telling and would result in a miscarriage of justice."

The lawyers asked U.S. District Judge Aileen Cannon not to set a date for the trial for the time being, while the two sides work through pre-trial motions and hearings. They suggested that to ensure a fair jury, the trial should not be held until after the presidential election.

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