Trump’s Lawyers Ask to Delay Classified Documents Trial

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“Proceeding to trial during the pendency of a Presidential election cycle wherein opposing candidates are effectively (if not literally) directly adverse to one another in this action will create extraordinary challenges,” the former president and current Republican presidential candidate’s lawyers argued….

The motion also said of the case against Trump, “The Court now presides over a prosecution advanced by the administration of a sitting President against his chief political rival, himself a leading candidate for the Presidency of the United States.”

The word “election” appears six times in the 12-page filing and is central to the former president’s arguments that trying the case during the presidential campaign would pose a number of problems for a jury and for Trump. The filing noted the difficulty of finding an impartial jury during the campaign season, the huge volume of evidence — some of it classified —as well as outstanding legal questions around the use of the Presidential Records Act. 

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