US District Judge Aileen Cannon earlier this week set Trump’s first hearing date for August 14. Trump faces 37 felonies for illegally hoarding classified documents and obstructing Justice Department efforts to get them back.
Prosecutors with Special Counsel Jack Smith’s team asked Cannon to delay the trial until December 11. They said the delay was necessary because the case involves classified information and Trump’s attorneys need to obtain security clearances, a process currently underway.
But they said in their filing on Friday: “Despite the prompt submission the government has ordered, the inclusion of additional time for defense counsel to consider and digest the discovery to make their own decisions on any submission to the government , and for the…” It is reasonable and appropriate for the Government to look into this.”
The Justice Department said Trump’s lawyers had no objection to the trial date being postponed. The judge will ultimately set the trial date.