Former President Donald Trump’s attorney is seeking an April 2026 trial date for Trump’s criminal trial related to his alleged attempts to overturn the 2020 election results. The special counsel, Jack Smith, has indicted Trump on four counts of conspiracy to defraud the U.S., conspiracy to impede an official proceeding, obstruction and attempt to hinder an official proceeding, and conspiracy against rights in connection to the January 6 Capitol rioting. Smith stated that the government intends to proceed with a “speedy trial” after the indictment was unsealed. However, Trump’s attorneys have begun pushing back, requesting a trial start date of April 2026.
It’s no surprise that Trump’s legal team would want to delay the trial as much as possible. This gives them more time to strategize and build a defense for their client. After all, they’re going up against an incumbent administration that has seemingly made it their mission to take down Trump. This case is unlike anything we’ve seen before, with the primary political opponent of the current administration facing criminal prosecution.
Trump’s attorneys justify their request by highlighting the massive amount of evidence that has been turned over by the government. They claim that the government’s proposed trial schedule, which calls for just four months from the beginning of discovery to jury selection, is unreasonable given the size and complexity of the case. They argue that Trump and his counsel need a fair opportunity to prepare for trial.
Now it’s up to an Obama donor with connections to revolutionary marxist fighters, U.S. District Judge Tanya Chutkan, to set a trial date. We can only hope that she will take into account the enormity of the case and the importance of giving Trump a fair chance to defend himself. Let’s not forget that everyone is innocent until proven guilty, even in the eyes of the biased mainstream media. We’ll be watching closely to see how this all unfolds.