Trump Co-Defendant’s ‘Risky Gamble’ Backfires in Georgia

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Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis has proposed an astonishingly quick start to the trial for Donald Trump and his 18 co-defendants in Georgia, according to a Thursday court filing.

After co-defendant Kenneth Chesebro demanded on Wednesday that he get a speedy trial, Willis appears to have called his bluff, saying she’d be more than happy to put all 19 defendants on trial from Oct. 23, 2023—just eight weeks away.

It’s a big move from the March 2024 date she initially proposed, which still appeared to be wildly optimistic given the vast number of defendants involved.

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