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Trump Claims ‘Big Win’ In Court, But There’s One Problem

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Fulton County Judge Scott McAfee recently ruled in Donald Trump’s favor by severing Trump’s case from two co-defendants who want a speedy trial.

Trump waived his speedy trial rights, which would effectively occur during his 2024 White House bid.

Although this is an important victory for Trump, the bigger problem is that he still faces four criminal indictments. Some of these trials will likely occur in the spring or summer of 2024, which will overlap with his re-election bid.

This is considered a major blow to prosecutors who wanted Trump in the courtroom. Georgia prosecutor Fani Willis is likely unhappy with the outcome, but she will press forward.

“The judge overseeing the Georgia election interference case has severed the case, ordering that 17 defendants — including former President Donald Trump — will not be tried alongside speedy trial defendants Kenneth Chesebro and Sidney Powell on Oct. 23,” the report found.

These charges are related to Trump’s alleged actions challenging the state’s 2020 election results.

Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis has accused Trump and 18 others of election interference, with Trump facing 13 counts, including an alleged violation of the state’s racketeering laws.

In their legal motions, Trump’s legal team employed an argument similar to one made by attorney Kenneth Chesebro, who played a role in Trump’s strategy to delay the certification of Georgia’s electoral votes.

Attorneys called Willis’ indictment “a conspiratorial bouillabaisse consisting of purported criminal acts, daily activities, and constitutionally protected speech.”

Chesebro’s legal representatives sought to dismiss his case by citing the Supremacy Clause in the Constitution, which prevents states from intervening in areas solely under federal authority and are “entirely within the ambit of federal authority.”

According to the Supremacy Clause it “establishes that the federal constitution, and federal law generally, take precedence over state laws, and even state constitutions.”

The clause also “prohibits states from interfering with the federal government’s exercise of its constitutional powers, and from assuming any functions that are exclusively entrusted to the federal government.”

Trump’s attorneys filed a motion similar to one submitted by Rudy Giuliani’s legal team. Giuliani contended that the charges against him unjustly associated his First Amendment actions with a wide-ranging criminal endeavor.

Judge Scott McAfee is overseeing these cases. “His experience as a tough prosecutor equips him to search out fraud, waste, abuse, and corruption, and bring those to justice who break the law.” Kemp said about the judge.

Willis is advocating for an October trial date for all 19 individuals indicted in the case.

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