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Two Georgia Trump Co-Defendants Will Have Joint Trial In October

Two Georgia Trump Co-Defendants Will Have Joint Trial In October

Trump and the other defendants will face trial at a later date.

Georgia Judge Scott McAfee decided lawyers Sidney Powell and Kenneth Chesebro will have their joint trial starting October 23:

However, after considering the parties’ filings and without the need for a hearing, the Court further finds that severing the remaining 17 co-defendants is simply a procedural and logistical inevitability, and thus the motions to sever from Defendants Chesebro and Powell are GRANTED IN PART. Finally, the motions to stay the proceedings of this Court pending appellate resolution of any federal removal actions are DENIED.

Powell and Chesebro face charges for allegedly trying to overturn Fulton County’s 2020 presidential election results.

President Donald Trump and the other defendants will face trial at a later date.

Fulton County DA Fani Willis wanted to try all 19 defendants at the same time in October.

McAfee said no:

Beginning with the logistical concerns, the Fulton County Courthouse simply contains no courtroom adequately large enough to hold all 19 defendants, their multiple attorneys and support staff, the sheriff’s deputies, court personnel, and the State’s prosecutorial team. Relocating to another larger venue raises security concerns that cannot be rapidly addressed. As for the length of the trial, the State argues it plans to call the same number of witnesses in its case in chief no matter how many defendants are tried together. Maybe so. But this is only one of many factors that drive the length of trial. Each additional defendant increases the length of opening and closing arguments, crossexamination, and the number of evidentiary objections. Each additional defendant increases the risk that the trial must be paused due to the unexpected absence of a party or attorney.

Powell and Chesebro petitioned for a speedy trial. Their lawyers wanted their clients to have a separate trial. Both face racketeering charges, but their lawyers said they allegedly carried out different schemes.

McAfee decided against severance:

Left with only arguments regarding judicial economy, and the perceived unfairness of being forced to sit through a presentation of evidence that the Defendants contend only tangentially relates to them, the Court finds that these ancillary interests are outweighed by efficiency concerns of its own. Specifically, due to the projected length of this trial, severing the case would require the enlistment of another member of the bench to comply with the statutory speedy trial deadline. The Defendants’ judicial economy concerns simply do not outweigh the resources expended through an additional trial, the shuttering of a second judge’s docket, and the resultant delay to a multitude of other criminal and civil cases, many of which involve inmates in lengthy pretrial confinement.


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IANAL. But, I am a resident of ATL. One thing is certain: None of the defendants will have anything that remotely resembles an impartial jury. The very best any of them can possibly hope for is a hung jury. Given that reality, it’s going to be interesting to see if the tactical decision to get in front of that kind of jury as quickly as possible is a sound one. It might be better to sit back and watch these other technical challenges to the broader case be litigated more fully.

The abuse never ends

What happened to freedom of speech and WE the people

We could learn a thing or 2 from Hungary these days

Do you think they would mind 150 million new patriots?

Burn it all down

Question here: I browsed through Fani’s indictment where she alleges various people committed offenses “in furtherance of the conspiracy” like Trump telling people to watch TV, (acts 22 & 101) and Meadows asking for a phone number, but I didn’t notice for what illegal act the members of the conspiracy were united to commit.

From what I understand (which may be wrong), the charges against Sidney are for illegal access to a voting machine’s hardware…which was approved of by the people who had authority over the voting machine. Then again this gang of clowns is prosecuting people for walking through doors at the Capitol which were being held open for them by people who had authority over who entered, so it fits their MO.

Dress rehersal, or it should be.

These fools have fallen into Sidney’s trap. She will now release The Kraken!

So the needs of the government outweigh the constitutional right to speedy trial.

Powell and Chesebro face charges for allegedly trying to overturn Fulton County’s 2020 presidential election results.

Have we really reached the point where challenging the results of an election is illegal?

Do the Dems have any idea how many more elections they challenge than Reps? Do they have any idea how such a “law” might be applied, and to whom?

This is not going to end well for them IMO.

    gonzotx in reply to Gosport. | September 15, 2023 at 2:10 am

    Why not? They control all the levers of government and the entire intelligence empire.

    They have gotten away with absolutely everything without any impunity

    They have nothing to fear

    We are fat, lazy, cowards and scared

    We got nothing