In a recent ruling by a Georgia judge, former President Donald Trump and 16 other individuals will face separate trials from two co-defendants in a case alleging their involvement in an illegal scheme aimed at overturning the results of the 2020 election.
Trial Date for Powell and Chesebro: Lawyers Sidney Powell and Kenneth Chesebro, who had filed requests for a swift trial, will have their trial commence on October 23, as ordered by Fulton County Superior Court Judge Scott McAfee. This decision was made despite some of the other defendants expressing their inability to be prepared for the late October trial date.
District Attorney’s Position: Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis obtained an indictment last month against Trump and 18 others, charging them under the state’s anti-racketeering law. Willis had advocated for the joint trial of all 19 defendants, asserting that it would enhance efficiency and fairness.
Judge’s Denial: Despite Chesebro and Powell seeking separate trials from each other, the judge denied their request.