In this excerpt from the CAFE Insider podcast, Preet Bharara and Joyce Vance discuss the speedy trial demands filed by some of former President Donald Trump’s co-defendants in the Georgia prosecution. They also break down Trump’s opposition to the expedited trial schedule and his motion to sever his case from the co-defendants seeking a speedy trial.
In the full episode, Preet and Joyce discuss:
- Former Trump White House chief of staff Mark Meadows’s testimony at a hearing on his request to remove his criminal case in Georgia to federal court;
- The March 2024 trial date set for Trump’s election interference federal case in D.C.;
- The plausibility of disqualifying Trump from running for president in 2024 through a provision of the 14th Amendment that bars anyone who “engaged in insurrection” from holding office; and
- The ruling by a federal judge in D.C. that found Rudy Giuliani liable for defaming two Georgia election workers.
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Tamara Sepper – Executive Producer; Jake Kaplan – Editorial Producer; Nat Weiner – Audio Producer
REFERENCES & SUPPLEMENTAL MATERIALS:
GA Code § 17-7-170. Demand for Speedy Trial; Service; Discharge and Acquittal for Lack of Prosecution; Expiration; Reversal on Direct Appeal; Mistrial and Retrial; Special Pleas of Incompetency
State of Georgia v. Donald J. Trump, Fulton County Superior Court, President Trump’s motion to sever his case from those of co-defendants who demanded a statutory speedy trial, 8/31/23
State of Georgia v. Sidney Powell, Fulton County Superior Court, demand for speedy trial, 8/25/23
State of Georgia v. Kenneth Chesebro, Fulton County Superior Court, demand for speedy trial, 8/23/23