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Trump Claims Fair Trial Impossible in Classified Documents Case

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Donald Trump’s lawyers argued in a court filing that he cannot receive a fair trial this year on charges of mishandling classified documents due to his ongoing 2024 presidential campaign.

However, the filing itself suggested conflicting dates, first stating a fair trial was not possible in 2022 but later proposing an August 2024 start date.

Special Counsel Jack Smith had asked for a July 2022 start.

The case will be considered Friday by the presiding judge, who had previously pushed back pre-trial deadlines.

Trump faces four criminal cases and has sought to delay them all, claiming they are politically motivated.

He has pleaded not guilty to taking sensitive documents to Mar-a-Lago after leaving office in 2021 and obstructing their return.

Trials in the other cases are uncertainly timed in relation to the 2024 election.

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