DOJ Slams Trump’s Requests to Have Conspiracy Trial Pushed to 2026

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Federal prosecutors working for special counsel Jack Smith slammed Donald Trump and his defense team on Monday for their pleas to delay the former president’s conspiracy trial to 2026.

Trump’s lawyers argued last week that they needed three years to properly review evidence in the case—equating the voluminous pages of evidence to being “taller than the Washington Monument, stacked on top of itself eight times, with nearly a million pages to spare.”

Prosecutors shot back in a motion on Monday that the Trump team’s claims were dubious, alleging the defense would have no need to review each of the 11.5 million pages individually. They claimed that pushing Trump’s trial date would “deny the public its right to a speedy trial” and continued to press for an imminent trial.

Read more at The Daily Beast.

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