Trump's Expected Court Date Moves From 2024 To August 2023

 June 22, 2023

Initially, Donald Trump expected to have until next year to prepare his defense in his federal documents case.

It's not going to happen.

A federal judge in Florida has scheduled the trial to begin on August 14, "or as soon thereafter as the case may be called."

U.S. District Judge Aileen Cannon, a Trump appointee, signed the order on June 20.

This reversal means that Trump and his team have a lot less time to get ready than initially expected.

It's an important decision because even some Republicans aren't sure how well Trump is going to fare in this case.

People like Bill Barr and Mike Pence have said again and again that the evidence included in this case does NOT look good for Donald Trump.

This was the second order in two days in Trump's federal indictment. The day before, a judge had signed an order barring Trump or his associates from discussing case evidence with the public.