Trump is requesting in Georgia to have his case separated from that of the other 18 accused individuals for electoral interference


Former President Donald Trump (2017-2021) has requested the Georgia court overseeing his case, in which he is accused of attempting to overturn the results of the 2020 elections in that state, to separate his case from the other 18 defendants. This request is seen as an attempt to delay the legal process.

Trump's lawyers filed a document in the Fulton County court in Georgia, asking for his case to be treated separately from the other defendants who are seeking a swift trial. 

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This comes after the lead prosecutor in the case, Fani Willis, requested that all defendants be tried together.

Although Judge Scott McAfee had already set a trial start date for October 23, Trump's lawyers argue that this date does not give the former president enough time to adequately prepare his defense, given the complexity of the charges against him.

Trump has pleaded not guilty to the 13 charges he faces in Georgia for allegedly attempting to manipulate the results of the 2020 elections in that state. 

He is accused of trying to alter the outcome of an election in which he narrowly lost to current President Joe Biden.

Furthermore, Trump has waived his right to be present at a formal arraignment hearing scheduled for September 6. The former president is already facing three other criminal cases in New York, Florida, and Washington for various charges.

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The judicial process in Georgia will be live-streamed on YouTube, as announced by Judge McAfee. Trump has become the first former president of the United States to be indicted and currently faces a total of four criminal cases against him.

It's worth mentioning that the former president had previously appeared in Georgia to be processed and photographed by the police. He spent about 20 minutes in Fulton County Jail before being released on a $200,000 bond.