Trump’s Attorneys Ask Judge Cannon to Postpone Classified Documents Trial

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Former President Donald Trump’s attorneys have asked a Florida federal judge to postpone the upcoming trial over alleged mishandling of classified documents. The request is due to the Biden administration’s “unrealistic” schedule and the “unprecedented” nature of the case.  Trump was indicted by a federal grand jury on 37 felony charges to which he pleaded not guilty and maintains the actions against him amount to political persecution.  Initially the trail was scheduled to begin in August, but the DOJ asked presiding judge, District Judge Aileen Cannon, to start the trial in December.  The motion to delay the trial further was filed on July 10, joined by Trump’s personal aide and co-defendant Walt Nauta. Trump’s lawyers argued that a trial beginning within just a few months denies them reasonable time for “effective preparation” and could potentially lead to a miscarriage of justice.