“I hope not to be in the country on August 5. I’m in trial in another matter that has not yet returned to my calendar.”
Judge Tanya Chutkan already scrapped the March 4 starting date of President Donald Trump’s 2020 election interference case in D.C.
Chutkan mentioned a case without a name when discussing her future calendar. It’s obvious she meant the Trump case:
U.S. District Judge Tanya Chutkan told attorneys in another criminal case that she intended to be out of the country in early August — unless Trump’s trial is underway.
“I hope not to be in the country on August 5,” Chutkan said in a sparsely attended conference for the other criminal case, one of more than 1,200 stemming from the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol. If she is stateside, Chutkan added, that will be because “I’m in trial in another matter that has not yet returned to my calendar.”
The comment puts the case after the Republican primary and the RNC, which takes place from July 15 to 18.
On Friday, Chutkan said she would reschedule when the courts settle the immunity case.
A reschedule depends on Chutkan’s schedule. At the time, She acknowledged she doesn’t know what her “schedule will be in mid-April.”
I would love to see Special Counsel Jack Smith’s face right now.
Smith has tried so hard to keep the trial on time.
Smith even asked the Supreme Court to bypass the lower courts and rule on presidential immunity.
Thank goodness SCOTUS said no way. In other words, you have to follow the same process as everyone else.
An August start could possibly conflict with Trump’s case in Georgia.DONATE
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