Judge grants Trump's legal team more time in Washington case

 October 10, 2023

A federal judge has agreed to allow former President Donald Trump's legal team more time to file motions related to his Washington charges.

The case, currently scheduled for March 6, has allowed 60 additional days to file motions in the case.

The order

"U.S. District Court Judge Tanya Chutkan issued the order on Oct. 6, representing as a partial win for the Trump legal team. In court papers filed last week with the court, they had wanted additional time to craft arguments in the case, which was brought by special counsel Jack Smith," the Epoch Times reported.

"The judge granted President Trump some additional time to file motions, although she mostly rejected his lawyer's requests to delay the trial deadlines. In her order, she rejected the former president's request to order a declassified version of some of the government's court filings regarding classified evidence," it added.

Trump fights back

"I’m stuck here because I have a corrupt AG that communicates with the DOJ in Washington to keep me nice in busy. - Because I'm leading Biden in the polls BY A LOT!" he said in New York last week.

"This is election interference. They made up a fake case," he argued.

Hopes to dismiss case

"Former President Donald Trump asked a judge on Thursday to dismiss the case brought against him by special counsel Jack Smith related to the 2020 election," the Washington Examiner reported Thursday.

"Trump's defense team, including attorneys John Lauro and Todd Blanche, cited 'absolute Presidential immunity' in their motion for United States District Judge Tanya Chutkan to dismiss Smith's indictment," it noted.

The case is one of multiple legal attacks seeking to stop the president. In addition to the Washington trial, Trump is currently in a case in New York over fraud accusations against his business.

Trump also faces charges in Georgia related to election interference and a case in Florida over classified documents found in his home last year.

The battles have not stopped the former president so far, with his poll numbers remaining strong in his comeback bid for president.

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